Coding Conventions

Find Clarifying Terms, Includes, Excludes (1 & 2), Code First, Use Additional Code and Code Also instructions, etc. below the code/descriptor bar. A code within a parenthetical ( ) following a coding convention header – or a Guideline, Coding Tip or Payer Alert – indicates that the instruction applies to that entire Category or Subcategory.


Note that the codes in the parentheticals following the Excludes 1, Excludes 2, Code First, Use Additional Code, or Code Also convention itself are hyperlinked. Simply click the linked code to run a Tabular query.

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