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volume I subdivisions
classification of diseases and injuries, supplementary classifications(V & E codes), appendices
used to diagnose when there is no problem or condition (the letter v followed by a 2 numeric digits)
used to diagnose the environment of injury (the letter e followed by 3 numeric digits, a decimal, and a fourth digit
volume I chapters
17 chapters that classify conditions according to etiology or by specific anatomical system)
volume II sections
index to diseases and injuries, table of drugs and chemicals, alphabetic index to external causes of injury and poisoning
volume II index
includes terminology for all codes, 3 levels of index include main term, sub-term, carryover lines
series of terms in parenthesis that sometimes directly follow main terms as well as subterms. the presemce or absence of terms in the diagnosis has no effect on the selection of the code listed for that main term or subterm
instruction to assign a 5th digit, additional coding instructions, define terms, appear in all 3 volumes
in mandatory coding, what are multiple codes used for
one code describes the underlying condition, the other identifies the manifestations
sub-terms that indicate a relation ship between the main terms and an associated condition or etiology in alphabetic index
sechon mark (this term is incorrectly listed, it should read section mark)
indicates presence of footnotes that lead to a fifth digit
used for research purposes only(used mostly in the US it is disregarded by the coder as being irrelevant)
enclose supplementary words or explanatory information that may or may not be present in the statement of a diagnosis or procedure
used to enclose synonyms. alternative wording, abbreviations and explanatory phrases
found only on alphabetic index, enclose a code number one or more modifiers in order to assign a given category or code
used in tabular list after an incomplete term that needs one or more modifiers in order to assign a given category or code
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