ICD-10 implementation may still be months away, but SuperCoder has already completed and published over 20,000 lay terms for codes in the massive ICD-10 code set. You’ll find lay terms on a code’s details page under the official code descriptor.
The dedicated team of lay term writers takes special care to provide plain language explanations of each code, including at category and subcategory levels, so you can understand the code without having to leave the code’s details page to research the diagnosis.
For instance, the lay term for M16.0 (Bilateral primary osteoarthritis of hip), offers you a quick summary of the diagnosis followed by a more detailed explanation of the symptoms, diagnostic techniques, and treatment possibilities. Check out the Terminology section for definitions of related medical terms. You can expect to see the SuperCoder team add more of these high quality, detailed lay terms each week.