Chapter 2: ICD-9 Overview

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Chapter 2: ICD-9 Overview
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  1. NEC
    Information is not available to code to a more specific category
  2. NOS
    Equals "unspecified"
  3. [ ]
    Encloses supplementary words and does not affect the code
  4. [ ]
    Used in Volume 2 to enclose the disease codes that are recorded with the code they are listed with
  5. ( )
    Encloses supplementary words and does not affect the code
  6. :
    Incomplete term that needs one of the modifiers to make a code assignable
  7. "Includes"
    Appears under a three-digit code title to further define or explain category content
  8. }
    Encloses a series of terms that are modified by the statement to the right
  9. "Excludes"
    Indicates terms that are to be coded elsewhere
  10. Bold type
    Located under the main terms and indented to the right
  11. Subterms
    Appears under a three-digit code title to further define or explain category content
  12. Italics
    Typeface used for all exclusion notes and codes that are never listed first
  13. E codes are located in Volume 2, Section:
    a. 3
    b. 2
    c. 1
    d. 0
    a. 3
  14. Synchronous mean:
    a. location of an opening
    b. occurring at the same time
    c. creation of an opening
    d. none of the above
    b. occurring at the same time
  15. See Category
    Directs coder to Volume 1 for important information
  16. Modifiers
    Terms in parentheses that are nonessential
  17. See
    Explicit direction to look elsewhere
  18. Notes
    Follows terms to define and give instructions
  19. Subterms
    Indented under main term and are essential to code selection
  20. See also
    Directs coder to look under another term since all information is not under the first term
  21. Eponym
    Disease/syndrome named for a person
  22. Volume 3 is primarily used by which of the following?
    A. clinics
    B. hospitals
    C. nursing homes
    D. ambulatory centers
    B. hospitals
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  23. Volume 3 is used to code what type of procedures?
    A. surgical
    B. therapeutic
    C. diagnosis
    d. all of the above
    A. surgical
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  24. The location of the Includes & Excludes notes has no bearing on the code selection.

    True or False

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