What is a Diagnosis Code? - Definition & Uses - Quiz & Worksheet


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The World Health Organization crafted the current medical coding system to:

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1. Which of the following is the BEST definition of a diagnosis code?

2. The abbreviation ICD stands for _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet set quickly and efficiently tests your knowledge of medical diagnosis coding. You will be quizzed on the origin of this system and how it is used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to make sure you understand:

  • The motivation behind the creation of the medical coding system by WHO (World Health Organization)
  • Users of the ICD coding system
  • The meaning of the acronym ICD

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve a medical coding practice problem
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as a diagnosis code
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the acronym ICD stands for

Additional Learning

To find out more about this medical organizational topic, review the lesson titled What is a Diagnosis Code? - Definition & Uses. It will help you understand:

  • The first use of these codes
  • Examples of medical codes
  • The benefits of a unified medical coding system to medical research