1. A. Diagnosis: Ulcerative Colitis
B. Primary Diagnosis: Emphysema
Coexisting Condition: Laryngitis
C. Diagnosis: Abscess
D. Primary Diagnosis: Gouty Arthritis
Coexisting Condition: Right ankle pain and swelling
E. Diagnosis: Complicated open wound of left index finger.
2. It is appropriate to use a V-code:
-When a patient is not sick but receives a service for a purpose, such as an ultrasound during pregnancy.
-When a patient with a current or recurring condition receives treatments, such as physical therapy.
-When a patient has a past condition that affects current health status or has a family history of disease.
3. It is appropriate to use an E-code to diagnosis codes for external causes of poisoning and injuries. It is used in addition to the main code that describes, the injury or poisoning itself and also reported on workers’ compensation claims and for liability insurance.
4. The three volumes of the ICD-9-CM are:
Volume 1- Diseases: Tabular List- provides diagnosis codes in numerical order with additional instructions. (Medical Office Use Only)
Volume 2- Diseases: Alphabetic Index- alphabetical list of diseases and injuries with corresponding diagnosis codes. (Medical Office Use Only)
Volume 3- Procedures: Tabular List and Alphabetic Index- used to code procedures performed during hospitalization. (Only for hospital tests and treatments)
5. 10 conventions: 1. NOS-abbreviation means not otherwise specified, or unspecified.
Codes with NOS should be avoided.
2. NEC- abbreviation means not elsewhere classified. NEC should not
be used as a shortcut to not look up more specific codes.
3. [ ] Brackets- used around synonyms, alternative wordings, or...