A colon after a term in an excludes or includes note indicates?
the term is not complete without one or more of the additional terms listed.
The diagnostic statement patient presents for removal of cast requires the use of which of the following type codes?
If a patient is treated for both an acute and a chronic condition, each of which has a separate code, how should the code be listed?
acute code, chronic code
A late effect may be indicated in documentation by the use of the expression?
due to or due to a previous
what are the three steps in the diagnostic coding process?
Determine the reason for the encounter, Locate the term in the Alpha Index, Verify the code in the tabular list.
What are the three coding guidelines for selecting correct diagnosis codes.
Code the primary diagnosis first, followed by current coexisting conditions, code to the highest level of certainty, code to the highest level of specificity.