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ICD9 Overview

Overview of ICD-9-CM

ICD-9-CM codes are used to translate verbal or narrative descriptions into numeric designations. True
The symbol that instructs you to use an additional ICD-9-CM code in all manuals is a plus symbol (+)
The "Includes" notes further defince or provide examples to clarify assignment. True
In ICD-9-CM coding, the words "and" and "with" have similar meaning. False
Excludes notes are informational only and not necessary for coding purposes. False
Italicized type codes cannot be assigned as a first-listed diagnosis, because they always are listed after another code True
Eponyms can describe syndromes named for a person
There are three types of cross-references in ICD-9-CM --see, see also, see category. True
Main terms in the Alphabetic Index are in bold type, and subterms are indented under the main term two spaces to the right True
All ICD-9-CM codes require a minimum of four digits
The acronym ICD-9-CM means International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification
The three volumes of ICD-9-CM are Volume 1-Diseases: Tabular List, Volume 2-Diseases: Alphabetic Index, Volume 3-Procedures: Tabular List and Alphabetic Index
E codes are used to report external causes of injury and poisoning
V codes are located in Volume 1, ICD-9-CM
Symbols, abbreviations, punctuations, and notations in ICD-9-CM are termed conventions
NEC is the acronym for Not Elsewhere Classifiable
ICD-9-CM codes are translate the ________ of services provided from verbal and narrative descriptions to nationally accepted reporting standards. Medical necessity
In ICD-9-CM, NOS means Not Otherwise Specified
Words contained withing the brackets "[]" provide the coder with synonyms, alternative wording, explanatory phrases
The colon ":" in the Tabular List indicates the terms below complete the term to make it assignable to a given
A symbol used to denote all exclusion notes and to identify those codes that are not usually sequenced as the first-listed diagnosis is the italicized type
In the Alphabetic Index of Volume 2, ICD-9-CM, nonessential modifiers are terms enclosed in parentheses that have no effect on the selection of the code listed for the main term
Codes that have mandatory fifth digits are codes that always require a fifth digit to fully describe them
All ICD-9-CM codes must be supported by physcian documentation in the medical record
ICD-9-CM contains _______ active appendicies in the Tabular List of Volume 1. 4
The glossary of Mental Disorders used to be listed in Appendix B
The ICD-9-CM manual was developed based on a text by what organization World Health Oraganization
Another name for the Supplementary Classification of Factors Influencing Health Status and COntact with Health Services is V codes
What organization, in conjunction with the National Centers for Health Statistics, is responsible for maintenance of the diagnosis classifications of ICD-9-CM, Volume 3 Department of Health and Human Services
524.01 subclassification
723.0 subcategory
777.1 subcategory
436 category
727.66 subclassification
51.10 procedure code
486 diagnosis code
250.00 diagnosis code
59.19 procedure code
What other term does the Alphabetic Index, Volume 2, instruct you to check for under Petit's disease Hernia, lumbar
Why would a benign neoplasm of nose cartilage not be coded to category 213 Code 213 is for malignant neoplasms
Auditory neuritis nueritis
Gouty nephropathy nephropathy
Fractured clavicle fracture
Paget's disease Paget's
Cluster headache headache
Urinary retention retention
Acute pneumonia pneumonia
Pitting edema edema
Knee pain pain
Volume 2 of the ICD-9-CM manual is also known as the _________ Index alphabet
_________ codes are used to report external causes of injury or poisoning E
Hospitals use Volume __ of the ICD-9-CM manual to report services provided to inpatients 3
An incomplete term that needs one of the modifiers to make a code assignable :
Used in Volume 2 to enclose the disease codes that are recorded with the code they are listed with slanted []
Typeface used for all codes and titles in Volume 1 Bold type
Information is not available to code to a more specific category NEC
Encloses synonyms, alternative words, or explanatory phrases [ ]
Equals unspecified NOS
Typeface used for all exclusion notes and codes that are never listed first Italics
Located under the main terms and indented to the right Subterms
Appears under a three-digit code title to further define or explain category content Includes
Encloses supplementary workds and does not affect the code ()
Indicates terms that are to be coded elsewhere Excludes
Synchronous means occuring at the same time
Terms in parentheses that are nonessential Modifiers
Explicit direction to look elsewhere See
Follows terms to define and give instruction Notes
Directs coder to look under another term since all information is not under term See also
Directs coder to Volume 1 for important information See category
Disease/syndrome names for a person Eponym
Volume 3 is primarily used by which facility hospitals
Volume 3 is used to code what type of procedures surgical, therapuetic, and diagnostic
The location of the Includes and Excludes notes has no bearing on the code section False
Use of fourth and fifth digits, if available, is mandatory True
Appendix D-Classification of Industrial Accidents According to Agency- was deleted October 1, 2004 False
Four-digit codes are referred to as subcategory codes in Volume 1 True
Alcohol gastritis Essential
Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis Nonessential
Salmonella gastroenteritis Essential
Obstructive cardiomyopathy Nonessential
Ischemic cardiomyopathy Essential
Code for patient with pneumonia due to thyphoid fever 002.0, 484.8
Code for patient with arthropathy due to uncerative colitis 556.9, 713.1
Code for patient with hepatitis due to infectious mononucleosis 075, 573.1
Is septicemia due to anthrax assigned code 038.8, if not whats the code No, 022.3
Is congenital pneumonia assigned code 771.2 if not whats the code No, 770.0
Is acute mesenteric lymphadenitis assigned code 683 if not whats the code No, 289.2
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