ICD Professional Navigator Help

  • Searching for Medical Codes
    1. Select a medical code set to search.
      Note: For more information on which medical code set to use, see the learn page.
    2. Enter all or part of a medical code into the code field (optional).
    3. Enter part of the description (optional).
    4. Select "Search" or press the enter key.
  • Pasting your own list of codes
      You can use this feature to lookup a list of codes you provide.
    1. Simply copy your list of codes from a document
    2. Paste them into the box provided
    3. Select search
    4. Note: You can either provide search criteria or a code list; not both.
    5. Don't forget to select the code set type!
  • Translation between Medical Code Sets
    1. Select codes you would like to translate from the search results.
    2. Note: You can only select codes from the same code set for translation. For example, the codes selected for translation must be all ICD-9 codes or ICD-10 codes; not a mixture.
      Note: A maximum of 2,500 codes can be translated at this time.
    3. Select "Translate"
    Options
    1. Display both forward and reverse GEMs. Selecting this option will cause the translate feature to present both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) "forward" General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs) (ICD-9 to ICD-10) and "reverse" GEMs (ICD-10 to ICD-9).
    2. Display only unique codes. Selecting this option will cause the translate feature to provide just the unique list of possible ICD-10 codes instead of the mapping details. Try it both ways to see how it works!
  • Exporting
    1. Both the search results and the translation results can be exported to a comma delimited file (CSV) which you can open in a spreadsheet. You can either select the rows you want to export and then click "Export" or you can use the "Export All" button to export all rows.
    2. Both the search results and the translation results can be exported to a comma delimited file (CSV) which you can open in a spreadsheet. You can either select the rows you want to export and then click "Export" or you can use the "Export All" button to export all rows.
    3. Select "Translate"
    Options
    1. Display both forward and reverse GEMs. Selecting this option will cause the translate feature to present both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) "forward" General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs) (ICD-9 to ICD-10) and "reverse" GEMs (ICD-10 to ICD-9).
    2. Display only unique codes. Selecting this option will cause the translate feature to provide just the unique list of possible ICD-10 codes instead of the mapping details. Try it both ways to see how it works!
    3. If you want to export more than 1000 rows, you must use the "Export All" button at this time.
  • More Features
    • Sorting. You can sort the search or translation results by selecting the up / down arrow that appears on the right side of each column header when you move your mouse over the header.
  • Search Grid
    • Code Set Type - The type of code set. (ex. ICD-9 Diagnosis)
    • Code - Code value
    • Note: A '*' next to the code represents a header code, which are similar to chapter headings in a book, they do not translate.

    • Long Description - A brief description of what the code represents
    • For more information go to the learn page.
  • Translation Grid
    • ICD-10 Code - ICD-10 code value
    • ICD-10 Description - Description of the ICD-10 code
    • ICD-9 Code - ICD-9 code value
    • ICD-9 Description - Description of the ICD-9 code
    • GEMs - Identifies the GEMs mapping used for translation. There are two versions of the GEMs. One was developed to translate ICD-9 codes to ICD-10 codes ("forward" translation). The other was developed to translate ICD-10 codes to ICD-9 codes ("backward" translation). However, both GEMs can be combined to identify all related codes by selecting the "Display both forward and reverse GEMs" check box."
    • Match Type - Shows whether the match is exact or not according to the GEMs. An approximate match indicates that the codes are not completely equivalent which could be the result of increased specificity of the target code or multiple target codes may be required to express the same meaning.
    • Combination - If multiple target codes are required for translation, the combination column will contain a "Yes". All codes with a combination are approximate.
    • Scenario.Choice - When multiple sets of codes are possible translations, each set of codes is assigned a scenario number. A choice number is assigned to each code within a scenario.
    • Note: a repeated choice list number means one of a number choices must be chosen to complete translation, but not all of them.

    • For more information go to the learn page.