A type 2 Excludes note represents 'Not included here'. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. A code is invalid if it has not been coded to the full number of characters required for that code, including the 7 th character, if applicable. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Select Billable Codes to view only billable codes under K65 or select the Tabular List to view all codes under K65 in hierarchical order. . Billable Code Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Additional terms found only in the may also be assigned to a code. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis. Peritonitis may be localized or generalized, and may result from infection often due to rupture of a hollow abdominal organ as may occur in abdominal trauma or inflamed appendix or from a non-infectious process. A 3-character code is to be used only if it is not further subdivided. Select Billable Codes to view only billable codes under K35.
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. Peritonitis is an inflammation of the peritoneum, the thin tissue that lines the inner wall of the abdomen and covers most of the abdominal organs. A 3-character code is to be used only if it is not further subdivided. List of terms is included under some codes.
An Excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes. A code is invalid if it has not been coded to the full number of characters required for that code, including the 7 th character, if applicable. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together. More specific codes: A more specific code should be selected.
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