From familiar names to root operations
In medicine, an eponym is the name of a drug, structure, disease or procedure derived from the name of a person. The ICD-9-CM code index contains eponyms that are associated with specific codes. In ICD-10-PCS code descriptions, eponyms are replaced by standardized terminology, yet coders will continue to see eponyms used by physicians in the clinical documentation. How can you translate eponyms to root operations without time-consuming research? By using our new ICD-10-PCS educational and reference tool! Highlights:
- Covers the A to Z of eponyms and other common procedure names
- First column: Eponym used in ICD-9-CM code description; example: "McBride operation"
- Second column: Anatomical site or brief description of the procedure; example: "Bunionectomy with soft tissue correction"
- Third column: Possible root operation in ICD-10-PCS; example: "Excision"*