ICD 9 CM Conventions

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ICD 9 CM Conventions
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2012-01-27 21:11:20
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  1. NEC - NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIABLE
    This abbreviation is used when a specific code is not available for a condition.
  2. NOS - NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED
    This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.
  3. SQUARE BRACKETS [ ]
    Brackets enclose synonyms, alterative terminology or explanatory phrases.

    EXAMPLE: 482.2 Pneumonia due to Hemophilus Influenzae [H. Influenzae].
  4. PARENTHESES ( )
    Parentheses are used to enclose additional words called non-essential modifiers that may be present in the description of a disease or procedure but to do not change the code.

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