AMA, CMS, AHA, AHIMA
List two of the four cooperating parties that agree on coding principles
Identify the main______ in the diagnostic statement
Locate the main term(s) in the Alphabetic Index, Volume__________
Review any ________under the main term in the index.
Follow any ___________ ____________ instructions, such as "see also"
Verify the code(s) selected from the Index
(Vol. ___) in the Tabular List (Vol.______) referred to in this text as the Tabular.
Refer to any instructional notations in the ________
Assign codes to the highest level of ___________. For example, if a fourth digit is available, you cannot assign only a three-digit code, and if a fifth digit is available, you cannot assign only a four-digit code.
Code the diagnosis until all __________ are completely identified.
1. Two diagnoses; 2. A diagnosis with an associated manifestation; 3. A diagnosis with an associated complication.
A combination code is a single code used to classify: List 3 uses: 1.________ 2___________
True or False: Additional signs and symptoms that may not routinely be associated with the disease process being reported should be coded when present.
True or False: In the outpatient setting, an impending condition should be coded as if it actually exists.
True or False: When separate codes exist to identify acute and chronic conditions, the chronic code is sequenced first.
True or False: It is acceptable to use only the Alphabetic Index to assign ICD-9-CM codes.
True or False: When sequencing codes for residuals and late effects, the residual is sequenced first followed by the late effect code.
True or False: A code is invalid if it has not been coded to the full number of digits available for that code.
True or False: The Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting are updated annually.