What are instructional notes?

What are instructional notes?

These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes: etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title “in diseases classified elsewhere.” Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/ manifestation convention.

Where is the code first instructional note used?

If there’s a “code first” note in the tabular, the coder needs to follow this instruction and sequence the underlying etiology or chronic disorder first followed by the manifestation as an added diagnosis. There will be a note depicting “use additional code” at the underlying condition/etiology.

Where do instructional notes appear?

The instructional note, the code, and its descriptor appear in italics in the “Tabular List of Diseases.” Indicates that this code may be assigned as a primary diagnosis when the causal condition is unknown or not applicable.

What does the instruction code first underlying disease mean?

When there is a “code first” note and an underlying condition is present, the underlying condition should be sequenced first. “Code, if applicable, any causal condition first”, notes indicate that this code may be assigned as a principal diagnosis when the causal condition is unknown or not applicable.

What do instructional notes provide the coder?

Terms in this set (23) Instructional Notes, Punctuation marks, abbreviations, and Symbols. – Includes notes are use to define, give examples, or both. -Excludes notes are used to signify that the conditions listed are not assigned to the category or block of category codes.

How do instructional notes in both the alphabetic index and the tabular list guide coders when selecting ICD-10-CM codes?

The instructional notes in the Alphabetic Index take precedence over the instructional notes in the Tabular List. Medical documentation should be detailed to support the granularity of the codes present in ICD-10-CM. The coder must follow the See note in the Alphabetic Index to review additional entries in the Index.

What is an Excludes 1 note?

It means “NOT CODED HERE!” An Excludes 1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the code above the Excludes 1 note. An Excludes 1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired for of the same condition.

What is the difference between Volume I and Volume II of the ICD-10-CM?

The ICD-10-CM code manual is divided into three volumes. Volume I is the tabular index. Volume II is, again, the alphabetic index. Volume III lists procedure codes that are only used by hospitals.

What is code first in coding?

Some conditions have an underlying etiology and a manifestation due to the underlying etiology. In such cases, ICD-10 coding convention requires the underlying or causal condition be sequenced first, if applicable, followed by the manifested condition. This is referred to as the “Code First” coding convention.

How does instructional notes in both alphabetic index and tabular list guide coders?

How instructional notes are in both the alphabetic index and tabular list?

What is exclude 1 and excludes 2?

You are correct. Excludes1 means never ever. If you are looking to code conditions together most likely you are in the wrong spot if there is an Excludes1. Excludes2 means that yes, sometimes the patient can have both (for example, acute and chronic).