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Brackets [ ]

Used in Tabular and Alpha Index to enclose synonyms, alternative wording, abbreviations, or explanatory phrases

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Code also

Instructs the coder that 2 codes may be needed to fully code the diagnostic phrase being coded. No sequencing directions are provided.

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Code first

Notes appearing in the Tabular section of I-10. Identifies for the coder the sequence of code assignment.

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Colon :

USED IN TABULAR after a term that is modified by one or more terms following the colon. The colon is the completer.

Ex/ female infertility associated with:
Disease E23.0
Disease E28.3

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Convention

A group of instructional notes, punctuation marks, abbreviations, and symbols

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Excludes1

ASSIGN ONE
NOT CODED HERE
ONE OR THE OTHER

The diagnostic terms listed are not coded to the category or subcategory; therefore, the 2 conditions are mutually exclusive (can't be used together. This is a pure excludes note meaning NOT CODED HERE

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Excludes2

ASSIGN TWO CODES

Used to signify that the diagnostic terms listed after the note are not part of the condition(s) represented by the code or code block. This excludes note means NOT INCLUDED HERE

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in diseases classified elsewhere

Applies to the etiology/manifestation conventions

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Includes

Defining term or note
Governs that chapter, section, category etc

Note used to define and/or give examples of the content of a particular category or a block of category codes

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Instructional notes

Appear in both the TABULAR LIST AND ALPHA INDEX of I-10 and provide instruction to the coder

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NEC (NOT ELSEWHERE SPECIFIED)

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IN THE MANUAL
The secondary condition is specified but NOT FOUND in the subcategory of the main condition

Used to signal coders that the term being coded is considered a general term. The manual provides no more specificity for the coding classification of this disease, conversion, etc

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Nonessential modifiers

USE IT OUT LOSE IT

The terms found in parentheses that do not change code assignment. We coders cam choose to lose or use these terms when making code selection

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NOS (NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED)

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DOCUMENTOR ISSUE DID NOT PROVIDE ANY OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

Codes that are not specified and should be used only after the coder has clarified (queried) with the physician that a more specific code is not available. This is an opportunity to educate physicians on documentation practices

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Parentheses ( )

USE IT OR LOSE IT

Used in the Tabular List and Alphabetic Index around terms providing additional information about the main diagnosis term

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Point dash .__

A signal to the coder that the code contains list of options at a level of specificity past the 3- digit character category

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See

MANDATORY

Used in the Alpha Index and instructs the coder to cross-reference the term or diagnosis following the notation

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See also

OPTIONAL

Refers the coder to another location in the Alpha Index when the initial listing does not contain all the necessary information to select an accurate code

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Use additional code

Instructs the coder to use an additional code to identify the manifestation that is present