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ICD-10 Conventions

2020 Conventions, general/chapter spec guidelines

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Coding conventions, general guidelines, chapter-specific guidelines are applicable to which setting(s)? All health care settings unless otherwise indicated.
Which conventions and instructions take precedence - the conventions/instructions within the classification or the general guidelines? Conventions/instructions within the classification
What is meant by "conventions for ICD-10"? Conventions are the general rules for use of the classification independent of the guidelines.
Where are the conventions for ICD-10 found? Within the Alphabetic Index and Tabular List of ICD-10-CM as instructional notes.
What is the Alphabetic Index in the ICD-10-CM? An alphabetical list of terms and their corresponding code.
What is the Tabular List in the ICD-10-CM? A structured list of codes divided into chapters based on body system or condition.
What are the parts of the Alphabetic Index? Index of Diseases and Injury; Index of External Causes of Injury; Table of Neoplasms; Table of Drugs and Chemicals
Where in the ICD-10-CM is the Index of Diseases and Injury found? In the Alphabetic Index
Where in the ICD-10-CM is the Index of External Causes of Injury found? In the Alphabetic Index
Where in the ICD-10-CM is the Table of Neoplasms found? In the Alphabetic Index
Where in the ICD-10-CM is the Table of Drugs and Chemicals found? In the Alphabetic Index
What is included in tabular List in the ICD-10-CM? Categories, subcategories, and codes
What characters are included in ICD-10 codes? Letters or numbers? Both letters and numbers
How many characters are included in a Category? Three (3)
If a 3-character Category has no further subdivision, how many characters will the final code contain? Three (3). That would be the entire code.
How many characters are included in a Subcategory? One (1), Two (2), Three (3), or Four (4)
What are the most characters a code might have? Seven (7)
Each subdivision after the Category is called what? A Subcategory
The final level of subdivision of the Category is called what? A Code
If a code has a 7th character, what happens if the 7th character is missing? The code is Invalid.
If codes for reporting purposes, what must be submitted? Only valid codes...including the 7th character if it is required to complete the code.
What character is used as a placeholder for ICD-10 codes? "X"
Is a placeholder required or optional? Where a placeholder exists, the X must be used in order for the code to be considered valid.
When a 7th character code is required, but the code has only 5 characters, what is the correct way to code this? If the code that requires a 7th character is not six (6) characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill the empty space(s) where a character would ordinarily be placed.
What appears in bold type in the Tabular List? The code number
References in the Alphabetic Index are by which - code number or page number? By Code Number
To what do instructional notes apply in the Tabular List? Section, Category, or Subcategory
What is used to separate the category from the subcategory and subclassifications in the ICD-10-CM Tabular List? A decimal point
While most ICD-10 codes have a maximum of how many characters, a few others have how many? Six; Seven
Seventh character codes are included in which chapters of the ICD-10-CM? Chapters, 15 (O codes - OB); 19 (ST codes -Sinister Trauma); and 20 -eXternal Causes of Morbidity
References in the Alphabetic Index are by code number or page number? By code number
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