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  1. used to enclose a series of terms, each of which is modified by the statement to the right of the brace (e. g. , code 385.3)
  2. not otherwise specified Equivalent to unspecified used when the physiciam has insufficient data to code a specific condition
  3. termsw following this word indicate you must look to a different code series
  4. this note appears immediately under a three-digit code to further define or gibe an example of the contents of the category
  5. a cross reference to direct the boder to look elsewhete when the main term or subterm is not sufficient ot code the condition or problem(e. g. Volume 2 Sinus --see also fistula

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  1. NECnot elsewhere clasified used with ill-defined terms to alert the coder that specified terms for a condition may be classified differently or with terms when a more specific category is not provided in the code list


  2. : colonused to define terms and provide coding instructions


  3. seea cross reference used primarily in the INDEX it is an explicit direction for the coder to look elsewhere for the correct code this term must alwas be followed to obtain the correct code


  4. code first underlying diseasean explicit command that the seleted code needs more information to provide an accurate clinical picture of the patient's problem or condition


  5. notesused to define terms and provide coding instructions


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