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ch.2 key terms

TermDefinition
category contains 3 characters
cooperating parties for the ICD-10-CM/PCS used a companion document when coding from ICD-10-CM and ICD-10- PCS
encoder automate the coding process
encounter face-to-face contacts between a patient and health care provider
essential modifier same as subterm.
etiology cause of disease
general equivalence mapping (GEM) translation dictionaries or crosswalks of codes that can be roughly identify ICD-10-CM codes for their ICD-9-CM equivalent codes and visa versa
ICD-10 coordination and maintenance committee responsible for overseeing all changes and modifications made up of NCHS, CMS, DHHS
index to disease and injuries alphabetical list of main terms and their corresponding codes. main term boldface, subterms and qualifiers are indented below the main term
international classification of disease (ICD) published by world health organization (WHO), used to classify mortality data from death certificates
legacy classification system same as legacy coding system
legacy coding system used to archive data but no longer supported or updated by ICD-9-CM
main term printed boldface type and followed by a code
Medicare prescription, drug, improvement, and modernization act (MMA) require all codes sets to be valid at the time services provided. coding updates must be implemented immediately for accurate coding on claims
morbidity disease
mortality death
nonessential modifier qualifying words contained in parentheses after the main term
official ICD-10-CM guidelines for coding and reporting rules that were developed to accompany and complement official conventions and instructions provided in the classification system.
official ICD-10-PCS guidelines for coding and reporting same as Official ICD-10-CM guidelines fro coding and reporting
placeholder involves the use of the letter "x" in certain ICD-10-cm codes to allow future expansion
subcategory contains 4,5 ,6 characters. subcategory codes that require additional characters are invalid if the 5th, 6th and/or 7th characters are absent
subterm quality the main term by listing alternative sites, etiology, or clinical status
tabular list of diseases and injuries 22 chapters, classify diseases and injuries according to specific body systems as well as etiology
Created by: jenthebunbun