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Chapter 6 Keywords

American Medical Association (AMA) National professional organization involved in supporting all medical decisions makers; the AMA also owns and maintains the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set.
Classification Systematic organization of elements into categories. ICD-10-CM is a classification system that organizes diagnosis into categories, primarily by body system.
Cooperating Parties The four organizations responsible for maintaining the ICD-10-CM: CMS, NCHS, AHA, and AHIMA.
Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV) System used to classify mental disorders in a structured format from 1994 until it was replaced by DSM-5. DSM-d is used for classifying behavior and mental health care disorders and coding these disorders using ICD-10-CM.
Federal Register The publication of the proceedings of the U.S. Congress
Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) The CMS coding system, of which CPT-4 is Level 1. Used for drugs, equipment, supplies, and other auxiliary health care services rendered.
International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) A multinational organization that supports the standardized exchange of health information through development of clinical terminologies, notably SNOMED-CT.
Multi-axel A code structure in which the position of a character has a specific meaning.
National Drug Codes (NDCs) A transaction code set used to identify drugs by the firm, labeler, and batch.
Nomenclature A formal method of naming used by scientific or technical professions; in medical coding, users of the nomenclature determine the definition of each code.
Standards of Ethical Coding Guidelines from the AHIMA to guide professional coders toward ethical decisions.
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