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NEC Not Elsewhere Classified
NOS Not otherwise specified
Cross References Notes that advise the coder to look elsewhere before assigning a code
Additional instructional notes It asks the coder to create a complete statement on the condition
General notes The 5th digits must be used
Succinct Expressed in few words; concise; terse. 简洁的
Instructional notes Are general notes, inclusion notes, and exclusion notes
Underlying Condition Is a 2nd condition that you may have in + to the 1st diagnosed condition, and this underlying condition is believed to cause the 1st condition.
Example of the underlying condition Most people diagnosed with diabetes have only that disease, but in a small percentage the diabetes is actually caused by a second underlying condition called hemochromatosis.
Square brackets Used in the tabular list for addition information
Colons Colons are used in both inclusion and exclusion notes to indicate that on eof the modifiers from the list indented below the entry must be present in order for the statement to apply
"See category" Use the a category # the tabular list and select a code from the option provided
Parentheses Is the supplementary 补充 words or explanatory information
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