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Step-By-Step Ch.2

Step-by-Step Chapeter 2: An Overview of ICD-9-CM Buck 2010

Bold Type Type face used for all codes and titles in the Tabular List.
Italics Type face used for all exclusion notes and to identify codes that are not sequenced as first diagnosis.
Appendix A Morphology and Neoplasms
Appendix B Glossary of Mental Disorders, Deleted in 2004
Appendix C Classification of Drugs
Appendix D Classification of Industrial Accidents.
Appendix E List Of Three-Digit Categories.
NEC Not Elsewhere Classified, "other specified"
NOS Not Otherwise Specified, "unspecified"
Brackets [ ] encloses synonyms, alternative wording, or explanatory phrases. Found in Tabular List.
Parentheses ( ) encloses supplementary words (nonessential modifiers) that may be present or absent in the statement of a disease/procedure without affecting code assignment.
Colon : Used after an incomplete phrase/term that requires one or more of the modifiers indented under it to make it assignable. Located in Tabular List.
Brace } used to enclose a series of terms, each of which is modified by the statement appearing at the right of the brace.
Includes Indicates seperate terms, such as, modifying adjectives, sites and conditions, entered under a subdivision to further define or give examples of, the content of the category.
Excludes guideline to direct the coder to the proper code assignment.
Notes used to define terms and give coding intructions.
See indicates that another term should be referenced.
See Category refers coder to a specific category, must always be followed.
E Codes Supplementary Classification of External Causes of Injury and Poisoning (E000-E999)
Sections groups of three-digit code numbers
Categories three-digit code numbers
Subcategories four-digit cade numbers
Fifth-Digit Subclassifications five-digit code numbers
Volume 1 Tabular List
Volume 2 Alphabetic Index
Volume 3 procedure codes used only for hospital coding.
V Codes specific ICD-9-CM codes used to identify encopunters for reasons other that illness/injury. (Immunization)
Specificity requirement to code to the highest number of digits possible.
Sequencing process of listing ICD-9CM codes in proper order.
Primary code ICD-9-CM code that defines main reason for current encounter.
manifestation characteristic signs/symptoms of an illness.
Etiology cause(s) or origin of a disease.
Eponyms medical procedures or conditions named after a person or a place.
cause that which brings about any condition or produces any effect.
acute refers to the condition that is the primary reason for the current encounter.
Created by: brainyjane