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T/F- When a code is listed inside the slanted brackets, you must sequence that code after the underling condition code?
T/F- Italicized type codes cannot be assigned as a first-listed diagnosis, because they always are listed after another code?
T/F- To correctly code neoplasms, it is necessary to know whether the tumor is benign or malignant, as well as whether the tumor is primary, secondary, or carcinoma in situ?
The acronym ICD-9-CM means?
International Classification of Disease 9th revision clinical modification
ICD-9 codes translate the _______ of service provided from verbal and narrative descriptions to nationally accepted reporting standards?
Words contained within the brackets  provide the coder with?
Synonyms, alternative wording or explanatory phrases
A symobl used to denote all exclusion notes and to identify those codes that are not usually sequenced as the first-listed diagnosis is the?
In the alphbetic index of volume 2, ICD-9, nonessential modifiers are?
Terms enclosed in parentheses
Another name for Supplementary Classification of Factors influencing Health Status and Contact with Health Services is?
What organization, in conjunction with the National Centers for Health Statistics, is responsible for maintenance of the diagnosis classifications of ICD-9 volume 3?
Department of Health of Human Services
Why would not a benign neoplasm of nose cartilage be coded to category 213?
Does not state cartilage of nose, it is excluded
What other term does the Alphabetic Index, Volume 2 instruct you to check for under Petit's disease?
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