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Assigning Synonyms and Groups for Diagnosis Codes

Version 20.6
Path: Billing tab > Diagnosis Codes (Reference Data)

Overview

Synonyms are used to add additional phrasing for one Diagnosis Code. This makes it easier to find the code you are looking for while maintaining the official description for each word. Diagnostic Groups are used to group Diagnosis Codes by similar attributes like system or symptom. This makes it easier to find a code.

Adding a Synonym

Note: When adding a synonym for an ICD10 code the synonym should be a reflection of the ICD10 code. ICD10 codes are more specific, therefore the synonym should match the specificity of the code. An example of a non-specific synonym would be Ear Pain for H66.41 Suppurative Otitis Media, unspecified, right ear.

  1. Open the Diagnosis Code Management window, following the above path.
  2. Select the ICD10 radio button in the Result set section.

  1. Click in the ICD10 Code/Description field, search by entering a code or description the pressing the Enter key or Search button.
  2. Highlight the diagnosis code and click the Edit button.
  3. From the Synonyms tab, click the Add button.

  1. Once the synonym is added, click the Save button. Repeat to add additional synonyms.
  2. To save all information, click the Save button.

Adding a Diagnostic Group

  1. Open the Diagnosis Code Management Window.
  2. Select the ICD10 radio button in the Result set section.
  3. Click in to the ICD10 Code/Description field, search by entering a code or description the pressing the Enter key or Search button.
  4. Highlight the diagnosis code and click the Edit button.
  5. From the Diagnostic Groups tab, click the Add button.

  1. Once the Diagnostic Group is added, click the Save button. Repeat to add additional Diagnostic groups.
  2. To save all information, click the Save button.