Assigning Synonyms and Groups for Diagnosis Codes

Version 14.10
Utilities > Manage Codes > Diagnosis Codes

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


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.
  2. Searching for the code by entering the search criteria (Code or Description). Select the correct Result Set based on criteria. Confirm this is the correct Diagnosis Code by consulting your most up to date coding book.

  1. Add the Synonym by clicking on the Edit button  .

Diagnosis Code Management  

  1. Click the Insert record  button at the bottom of the window to add a new synonym. Once added, click the green check mark to save.
  • You may add as many synonyms as you would like for one ICD-10 Code.
  1. Once they have been added, click the Post Edit button located at the bottom of this window.
  2. You will now be able to search for this code under the synonym.
  3. Click the X to close.

Diagnosis Code Editor

Adding a Diagnostic Group

  1. Open the Diagnosis Code Management Window.
  2. Begin by searching for the code. Enter the search criteria (Code or Description). Be sure to select the correct Result Set based on criteria. 
  • To confirm this is the correct Diagnosis Code, consult your most up to date coding book. 
  1. When you have located the code and are ready to add the Diagnostic Group, click on the Edit button  .

Diagnosis Code Management

  1. Click the Diagnostic Group tab, the click the Insert record button  at the bottom of the window to add a new Diagnostic Group. Once added, click the green check mark to save.
  • You may add as many Diagnostic Groups as you would like for one ICD-10 Code.
  1. Once they have been added, click the Post Edit button  located at the bottom of this window.
  2. You will now be able to search for this code.
  3. Click the X to close.

Diagnosis Code Editor