Medical Coding Terms

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  • 1. 
    Brackets
    • A. 

      Disease, procedure, or syndrome named for a person

    • B. 

      Encloses synonyms, alternative words, or explanatory phrases.

    • C. 

      Directs you to a specific term.

    • D. 

      Feature of the Index directs you to other terms by the use of see and see also.

    • E. 

      Are symbols, abbreviations, punctuation, formatting, and notations used in the ICD.

  • 2. 
    Eponym????
    • A. 

      Feature of the Index directs you to other terms by the use of see and see also.

    • B. 

      Directs you to a specific term

    • C. 

      Disease, procedure, or syndrome named for a person

    • D. 

      Are symbols, abbreviations, punctuation, formatting, and notations used in the ICD.

  • 3. 
    Conventions???
    • A. 

      Directs you to Volume 1, Tabular list for specific information about the use of the code.

    • B. 

      Directs you to another term if all the information cannot be found under the initial term.

    • C. 

      Feature of the Index directs you to other terms by the use of see and see also.

    • D. 

      Are symbols, abbreviations, punctuation, formatting, and notations used in the ICD.

    • E. 

      Directs you to a specific term

  • 4. 
    Cross Reference????
    • A. 

      Feature of the Index directs you to other terms by the use of see and see also.

    • B. 

      Directs you to a specific term

    • C. 

      Directs you to another term if all the information cannot be found under the initial term.

    • D. 

      Directs you to Volume 1, Tabular list for specific information about the use of the code.

    • E. 

      Adds information by assigning an additional code to provide a more complete diagnosis or procedure.

  • 5. 
    See???
    • A. 

      Directs you to another term if all the information cannot be found under the initial term.

    • B. 

      Directs you to a specific term

    • C. 

      Directs you to Volume1, Tabular list for specific information about the use of the code.

    • D. 

      Adds information by assigning an additional code to provide a more complete diagnosis or procedure.

  • 6. 
    See also????
    • A. 

      Adds information by assigning an additional code to provide a more complete diagnosis or procedure.

    • B. 

      Directs you to Volume 1, Tabular list for specific information about the use of the code.

    • C. 

      Directs you to another term if all the information cannot be found under the initial term.

    • D. 

      Is used in categories in Volume1. At times, the code , title, and instructions apprear in italic, which indicates the underlying disease is reported first.

    • E. 

      Is an instructional notes appearing in the Tabular, which instructs the coder to report the casual condition first.

  • 7. 
    See category????
    • A. 

      Directs you to volume 1, tabular list for specific information about the use of the code.

    • B. 

      Adds information by assigning an additional code to provide a more complete diagnosis or procedure.

    • C. 

      Us used in categories in Volume 1. At times, the code, title and instructions appear in italic , which indicates the underlying disease is reported first.

    • D. 

      Is an instructional notes appearing in the Tabular, which instructs the coder to report the casual condition first.

    • E. 

      Are used to define terms and give further coding instructions.

  • 8. 
    Use Additional code????
    • A. 

      Is an instructional notes appearing in the Tabular, which instructs the coder to report the casual condition first.

    • B. 

      Is used in categories in Volume1. At times, the code, title and instructions appear in italic, which indicates the underlying disease is reported first.

    • C. 

      Adds information by assigning an additional code to provide a more complete diagnosis or procedure

    • D. 

      Are used to define terms and give further coding instructions.

    • E. 

      Is a disease or syndrome named for a person.

  • 9. 
    Code First Underlying disease????
    • A. 

      Is used in categories in Volume 1. At times, the code, title and instructions appear in italic , which indicates the underlying disease is reported first.

    • B. 

      Is a instructional notes appearing in the Tabular, which instructs the coder to report the casual condition first.

    • C. 

      Are used to define terms and give further coding instructions.

    • D. 

      Is a disease or syndrome named for a person

  • 10. 
    Notes????
    • A. 

      Are used to define terms and give further coding instructions.

    • B. 

      Is an instructional notes appearing in the Tabular , which instructs the coder to report the casual condition first.

    • C. 

      Is a disease or syndrome named for a person.

    • D. 

      Directs coder to use Volume1, Tabular list, for additional information.

  • 11. 
    Code, if Applicable, Any Casual condition????
    • A. 

      Terms indented under main terms, Considered essential modifiers.

    • B. 

      Is a disease or syndrome named for a person

    • C. 

      Is an instructional notes appearing in the Tabular, which instructs the coder to report the casual condition first.

    • D. 

      Directs coder to use Volume1, Tabular list, for additional information.

  • 12. 
    Eponym????
    • A. 

      Terms indented under main terms, considered essential modifiers.

    • B. 

      Is a disease or syndrome named for a person

    • C. 

      Directs coder to use Volume 1, Tabular list, for additional information.

    • D. 

      Explicit direction to look elsewhere.

    • E. 

      Define and give instructions.

  • 13. 
    See category???
    • A. 

      Directs coder to use Volume1, Tabular list, for additional information.

    • B. 

      Terms indented under main terms, considered essential modifiers.

    • C. 

      Explicit direction to look elsewhere.

    • D. 

      Defines and gives instructions.

    • E. 

      Terms in parentheses or following main terms; they may or may not be essential.

  • 14. 
    Subterms????
    • A. 

      Explicit direction to look elsewhere.

    • B. 

      Terms indented under main terms, considered essential modifiers.

    • C. 

      Defines and gives instructions.

    • D. 

      Terms in parentheses or following main terms; they may or may not be essential.

    • E. 

      Directs coder to look under another term if all information is not located under the first term.

  • 15. 
    See????
    • A. 

      Terms in parentheses or following main terms; they may or may not be essential.

    • B. 

      Defines and gives instructions.

    • C. 

      Explicit direction to look elsewhere.

    • D. 

      Directs coder to look under another term if all information is not located under the first term.

    • E. 

      Typeface used for all exclusion notes or diagnosis codes not to be used for first listed diagnosis.

  • 16. 
    Notes????
    • A. 

      Defines and gives instructions.

    • B. 

      Terms in parentheses or following main terms; they may or may not be essential.

    • C. 

      Directs coder to look under another term if all information is not located under the first term.

    • D. 

      Typeface used for all exclusion notes or diagnosis codes not to be used for first listed diagnosis.

    • E. 

      Must be modified by an additional term to complete the code description.

  • 17. 
    Modifiers?????
    • A. 

      Typeface used for all exclusion notes or diagnosis codes not be used for first listed diagnosis.

    • B. 

      Directs coder to look under another term if all information is not located under the first term.

    • C. 

      Terms in parentheses or following main terms; they may or may not be essential.

    • D. 

      Must be modified by an additional term to complete the code description.

    • E. 

      Indicates terms that are to be coded elsewhere.

  • 18. 
    See also????
    • A. 

      Typeface used for all exclusion notes or diagnosis codes not to be used for first listed diagnosis.

    • B. 

      Directs coder to look under another term if all information is not located under the first term.

    • C. 

      Must be modified by an additional term to complete the code description.

    • D. 

      Indicates terms that are to be coded elsewhere.

    • E. 

      Appears under a code to further define or explain the content.

  • 19. 
    Italics?????
    • A. 

      Typeface used for all exclusion notes or diagnosis codes not to be used for first listed diagnosis.

    • B. 

      Must be modified by an additional term to complete the code description.

    • C. 

      Indicates terms that are to be coded elsewhere.

    • D. 

      Appears under a code to further define or explain the content.

    • E. 

      Encloses a series of terms that modify the statement to the right.

  • 20. 
    Colon?????
    • A. 

      Indicates terms that are to be coded elsewhere.

    • B. 

      Must be modifed by an additional term to complete the code description.

    • C. 

      Encloses a series of terms that modify the statement to the right.

    • D. 

      Indicates the use of code assignment for other when a more specific code does not exist.

    • E. 

      Typeface used for all codes and titles in Volume 1.

  • 21. 
    Includes??????
    • A. 

      Encloses a series of terms that modify the statement to the right.

    • B. 

      Indicates terms that are to be coded elsewhere.

    • C. 

      Appears under a code to further define or explain the content.

    • D. 

      Indicates the use of code assignment for other when a more specific code does not exist.

    • E. 

      Typeface used for all codes and titles in Volume 1.

  • 22. 
    Excludes????
    • A. 

      Typeface used for all codes and titles in Volume 1.

    • B. 

      Indicates the use of code assignment for other when a more specific code does not exist.

    • C. 

      Encloses a series of terms that modify the statement to the right.

    • D. 

      Indicates terms that are to be coded elsewhere.

  • 23. 
    Brace????
    • A. 

      Typeface used for all codes and titles in volume 1.

    • B. 

      Indicates the use of code assignment for other when a more specific code does not exist.

    • C. 

      Encloses a series of terms that modify the statement to the right

  • 24. 
    True or False Statement.. NEC indicates the use of code assignment for other when a more specific code does not exist...
  • 25. 
    True or False Statement.. Bold Type is a typeface used for all codes and titles in Volume 1.