ICD-10 Coding Basics



ICD-10-CM stands for International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification. This book is used to code all diagnoses. When coding procedures, you will use another book, CPT (Current Procedural Terminology)

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The layout of the ICD-10-CM code book is divided into two main sections:

The Index to Disease and Injuries also know as the Alphabetic Index. Diagnostic terms are organized into alphabetic order for the disease description in the Tabular List.
The Tabular List is all the diagnosis codes, organized in a numerical order and divided into chapters based on the body systems or conditions of a patient.

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