C. Classification of Drugs by American Ho spital
Formulary Service List Number and Their
D. Classification of Industrial Accidents According
E . List of Three Digit Categories
Figure 2-1. Volume 1, Table of Contents. (Concluded)
The presence of a term in this volume, therefore, should not be taken as sanction for its
usage in good medical terminology.
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ICD-9-CM, PROCEDURES MANUAL
a. The structure of the Procedures Manual is similar to that of the Volumes 1 and
2. Volume 3 contains a tabular list and an alphabetical index.
b. The complete series of categories for the 16 chapters of the Volume 3 are
numbered from 010 to 9999. The classification is significant at the three-digit level; the
fourth-digit provides for greater detail and precision.
a. Certain diagnoses are coded according to specific rules. Appendix A of this
lesson contains excerpts, (modified for instructional purposes) taken from the Individual
Patient Data System (IPDS) User's Manual of the U.S. Army Medical Command, U.S.
Army Patient Administration Systems and Biostatistics Activity. The excerpts provide
coding principles to be used in diagnostic and operation coding.
b. The IPDS User's Manual includes more principles than are included in this
lesson. Principles discussed in this lesson have the same number as the principles in
the User's Manual. This will enable you to identify the principles omitted from this
c. Since the actual ICD-9-CM, Volumes 1, 2, and 3 cannot be provided, the
following data is provided to indicate where the pages cited in this lesson may be found
in the directive:
(1) See Appendix B for "Excerpts from Volume 1, ICD-9-CM."
(2) See Appendix C for "Excerpts from Volume 2, ICD-9-CM."
(3) See Appendix D for "Excerpts from Volume 3, ICD-9-CM."