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Section 1

Conventions, General Coding guidelines and chapter specific guidelines

What is an alphabetic list of terms and their corresponding code? The Alphabetic Index
A structured list of codes divided into chapters based on body system or condition? Tabular List
Consists of the following parts: the Index of Diseases and Injury, the index of External Causes of Injury, the Table of Neoplasms and the Table of Drugs and Chemicals Alphabetic Index
Contains categories, subcategories, and codes. Characters for categories, subcategories and codes may be either a letter or a number. Tabular List
------------- are either 4 or 5 characters. Subcategories
A code that have applicable 7th character is invalid without the ________? 7th Character
Codes may be ----- characters? 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7
That is, each level of subdivision after a category is a -----------? subcategory
The ICD-10-CM utilizes a placeholder character __. "X"
The __ is used as a placeholder at certain codes to allow for future expansion. An example of this is at the poisoning, adverse effect and underdosing codes categories T36-T50. "X"
The 7th Character must always be the 7th character in the -------? data field
If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a ----------- must be used to fill in the empty characters. placeholder "X"
The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the ----------- instruct. Tabular List
This abbreviation in the Alphabetic Index represents "other specified." When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Alphabetic Index directs the coder to the -------------- code in the Tabular List. "Not elsewhere classifiable" (NEC)
NOS, this abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified. "Not Otherwise Specified
This abbreviation in the Tabular List represents "other specified." When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Tabular List includes an --- entry under a code to identify the code as the other specified" code. NEC
Used in the Tabular List to enclose synonyms, alternative wording or explanatory phrases. -------- are used in the Alphabetic Index to identify manifestation codes. Brackets
----------are used in Alphabetic Index and Tabular List to enclose the statement of a disease or procedure without affecting the code number to which it is assigned. Parentheses
The terms within the parentheses are referred to as --------------? nonessential modifiers
The ----------- modifiers in the Alphabetic Index to diseases apply to subterms following a main term except when a nonessential modifier and a subentry are mutually exclusive, the subentry takes precedence. nonessential modifiers
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. Inclusion terms
These terms may be synonyms of the code title, or in the case of "other specified code, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. Inclusion terms
These are additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code. Inclusion terms
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category. Includes Notes
The ICD-10-CM has two types of excludes notes. Each type of note has a different definition for use but they are all similar in that they indicate that codes excluded from each other are independent of each other. Excludes Notes
This Excludes Note means "Not coded here!"It indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the -------. Excludes 1
An -------is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition. Excludes 1
A type -------- note represents "Not included here." An ------ note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but the patient might have both conditions at the same time. Excludes 2
When an --------note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate. Excluded 2
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