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Chapter 3 Glossary
A condition with rapid and short course
Body mass index
Symbol to enclose synonyms, alternate wording, or explanatory phrases.
A condition that develops slowly and last a long time
Note in the tabular list written in italics requring the underlying disease if reported first.
Used in Volume 1 after an incomplete term that needs one or more of the mdifieres that follow to make it assignable to a giving category.
Single code used to classify two diagnoses
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Codes reported to indentify how an injury occurred and the location when it occurred. E codes are never sequenced first.
cause of disease
Disease of syndrome named after a person
Subterms that are listed below the main term in the alphabetical order, and are indented.
Noted in the tabular list to indicate the terms listed are to be reported with a code from another category.
Note in the tabular list under the three digit code title to define further, or to give an example of the contents of the category.
Index to Diseases
diagnosis codes organized in an alphabetic index
An inactive, residual effect or condition produced after the acute portion of an injury or illness has passed
Not elsewhere classified
Subterms that follow the main term and are enclosed in parentheses; they can clarifiy the diagnosis but are not required
not otherwise specified.
Symbol to enclose supplementary words that may be present or absent in the statement of a disease or procedure, without affecting the code number to which it is assigned.
Three digit categories.
Note in the alphabetic index that indicates additional information is available that may provide an additional diagnositc code
Note in the aphabetic index that directs you to a more specific term under which the correct code can be found.
A systemic disease associated with micro organisms or toxins in the blood. these toxins are caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or other organisms.
Whole body inflammatory state. It generally refers to SIRS that is due to an infection
Sepsis with associated acute organ dysfunction
Symbol to indicate multiple codes are required.
Diagnosis codes organized in numerical order
Codes (usually with a fourth digit 9 or fith diget 0) are used when the information in the medical record is not available for coding more specifically.
Use additional code
Note in the tabular list instructing you report a second code, if the information is available, to provide a more complete picture of the diagnosis.
Codes used to describe circumstances or conditions that could influence patient care.
Referred to as the Tabular List
Referred to as the Index to Diseases
Referred to as the Alphabetic Index and Tabular index of Procedures; used by inpatient coders.