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Unformatted text preview: Step 3 Verify the Code in the Tabular List The code for the main term is then located in the Tabular List. These guidelines are observed to verify the selection of the correct code: • Read include or excludes notes, checking back to see whether any apply to the code’s category, section, or chapter. • Be alert for and follow instructions for fifth-digit requirements. • Follow any instructions requiring the selection of additional codes (such as “code also” or “code first underlying disease”). • List multiple codes in the correct order. Code the Primary Diagnosis First, Followed by Current Coexisting Conditions...
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- Spring '10
- DNA, Alphabetic Index, main term, current coexisting conditions