For example, tuber* confirmed will hit both tuberculosis and tuberculous together with the word confirmed
You may use this feature by simply typing the keywords that youre looking for and clicking on one of the items that appear in the dropdown list. The system will automatically load the item that youve picked.
You may use wildcards * as well to find similar words or to simply save some typing.
The colored squares show from where the results are found. (green:Title, blue:inclusions, orange:index, red:ICD code) You dont need to remeber the colors as you may hover your mouse on these squares to read the source.
You may browse the classification by using the hierarchy on the left or by using the search functionality
You’ll notice you could code either R26.2 (difficulty walking), or R26.89 (other abnormalities of gait and mobility). That’s because, depending on your evaluation, you might discover the reason behind the disordered movement is best described by one code more than the other. Each code has its own synonyms that can help you make your selection. For example:
The patient is a 16-year-old male high school athlete. During a soccer game last week, his knee came into contact with another player’s leg. He comes directly to physical therapy—without a physician referral—and presents with pain, edema, and instability in his right knee. Upon coming into your office, he explains that he’s using crutches for ambulation and is experiencing pain while walking. You’re certain he’s sprained his ACL, but how do you code this condition accurately? Here’s how:
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