Search Diagnosis, Procedures or Billing codes with Free Text termsWatch a short YouTube movie and see how easy it is to code a diagnosis, procedure or billing code using ICD10Doc.
Enter one or more search term(s) in the search box on the first (landing) page and click the "Search with Free Text" button beneath it.
You may use terms defined in ICD-9 or ICD-10 (be it Diagnosis or Procedure), CPT, DRG, LCD, NCD, PQRS, HAC or other data sets we have.
For example, the procedure term Trabeculectomy does not exist in ICD-10 terminology, but it does in ICD-9.
ICD10Doc will find the term Trabeculectomy and using General Equivalence Mapping (GEM) will translate into the correct ICD-10 code and definition, which may be:
08133Z4 - Medical and Surgical. Eye. Bypass. Anterior Chamber, Left. Percutaneous. No Device. Sclera
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You need enter minimum 3 characters to search
You can search using partial terms, such as psor arth and the results will include:
Arthropathic psoriasis...Psoriatic arthropathy...etc
No need to use any logic operators such as 'AND' or '+' or ',' etc.
ICD10Doc will automatically conduct a search assuming the AND logical operator between the terms you've entered.
The more search terms you use the smaller the results set is going to be
For example, if you search for streptococcus - you will receive 20 resulting codes.
Searching for strep staph will quickly find only one code:
B95 Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and Enterococcus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
The initial list of results may include both diagnosis and procedures, as it may happen searching with the terms bypass coronary
Select the relevant diagnosis or procedure
Once you've picked a tentative result and have clicked on its hyperlink - you will be redirected to the last page:
On this page the title will display the ICD-10 code and its description.
Depending on your subscription level, you may be able to review on this results page: Additional information on ICD-10 Diagnosis, CPT, DRG, NCD, LCD, APC, OPPS, PQRS and HAC.
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If the specific ICD-10 diagnosis code needs documentation with a seventh character on
Initial Encounter - A or Subsequent Encounter - D or Sequelae - S then ICD10Doc will suggest the appropriate codes.
Since not all ICD-10 diagnosis codes need this seventh character, ICD10Doc will mention if there is no such documentation need.
Immediately underneath there will be the equivalent ICD-9 codes according to the General Equivalence Mapping (GEM)
If you are a paid subscriber, you will find all the necessary additional information related to the ICD-10 code - so you will code at the right level of specificity and achieve accurate and timely reimbursement:
Code First, Code Also, Include, Exclude type 1 and type 2, Seven character definitions, Notes, etc.
If the search doesn't find any additional information - it will mention none found.
If on the other hand additional information is found - the definition of this information will be displayed, such as:
"EXCLUDES1 is a pure excludes.
It means - NOT CODED HERE! An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition. Consider the following:..."
Example: searching for heart fail chr dias will find 4 codes:
I50.32 Chronic diastolic (congestive) heart failure
I50.33 Acute on chronic diastolic (congestive) heart failure
I50.42 Chronic combined systolic (congestive) and diastolic (congestive) heart failure
I50.43 Acute on chronic combined systolic (congestive) and diastolic (congestive) heart failure
Select and click on the one diagnosis which is the most apporpriate to your patient condition and ICD10Doc will finalize the process and display all the information necessary for coding the diagnosis correctly in ICD-10
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