ICD9-basic steps1-coding systerm

ICD9-basic steps1-coding systerm - ICD-9-CM Coding System...

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ICD-9-CM Coding System The Basic Steps to ICD-9-CM Coding To ensure that an appropriate code has been chosen to describe the diagnosis of a particular patient, the following steps should be followed: 1. Look for all main terms that may appear in the diagnostic statement describing the patient's condition. 2. Locate the main terms taken from the diagnostic statement in the Alphabetic Index of the ICD-9-CM manual. 3. Look for any modifying words of the main term. 4. Review the modifying words listed under the main term in the ICD-9-CM manual. 5. Be aware of any notes or cross-references. 6. Choose a tentative code from those found in the Alphabetic Index. 7. Verify the tentative code's accuracy in the Tabular List. Carry the codes to their highest level of specificity (fourth or fifth digits) if they are available. 8. Look for any instructional notes that may be near the selected code. 9. Then assign the code selected from the Tabular List as the appropriate code for the patient's condition.
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B. Coding Conventions
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