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used to enclose a series of terms, each of which is modified by the statement to the right of the brace (e. g. , code 385.3)
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) Brace
used to enclose a series of terms, each of which is modified by the statement to the right of the brace (e. g. , code 385.3)
[ ] brackets
used to enclose synomons, alternative wordings, or explanatory phrases (e. g. code 460)
code first underlying disease
used in categories not intended for primary tabulation of disease these coodes are also written in italics with a note the note requires that the underlying disease or cause be recorded frist and the particular manifestation be recorded second ( this note will appear only in the Tabular List
: colon
used after an incomplete term that needs one or more of the modifiers that follow ( usually indented) to make it assignable to a given category
disease or syndrome named after the person who discovered it or the person who frist developed the condition
termsw following this word indicate you must look to a different code series
this note appears immediately under a three-digit code to further define or gibe an example of the contents of the category
not elsewhere clasified used with ill-defined terms to alert the coder that specified terms for a condition may be classified differently or with terms when a more specific category is not provided in the code list
not otherwise specified Equivalent to unspecified used when the physiciam has insufficient data to code a specific condition
used to define terms and provide coding instructions
( ) parentheses
used to enclose supplementary words that might or might not be present in a statement without affecting the code assignmnet
section markers
the section marker or indicator is provided to advise the coder that a footnte apperars at the bottom of the page Based on the publication it may appear as a circled number, a flag with arrows, or curverd marks
a cross reference used primarily in the INDEX it is an explicit direction for the coder to look elsewhere for the correct code this term must alwas be followed to obtain the correct code
see also
a cross reference to direct the boder to look elsewhete when the main term or subterm is not sufficient ot code the condition or problem(e. g. Volume 2 Sinus --see also fistula
use additional code
an explicit command that the seleted code needs more information to provide an accurate clinical picture of the patient's problem or condition

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