2011 ICD-9-CM Volumes 1 & 2 Expert for Physicians Coding Book

If you are like most practices, you are interested in reducing the number of claims that are denied. Choosing the right diagnosis codes is the key to your success. This field-tested resource assists you in finding the right code quickly, helping you code more accurately and efficiently to reduce denied claims.

Our expert ICD-9-CM for physicians offers a comprehensive and user-friendly approach to coding at a fraction of the price of other ICD-9 books. The new design provides easy access to pertinent coding and reimbursement information with informative symbols and color coding. Coders at every level will benefit from features that are customized to meet your needs.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Color-coded symbols for age and sex edits – Easily identify those codes that can only be used for a specific gender or age group. Validated against current MCE edits.
  • Full-Color anatomical illustrations - Increases understanding of the anatomy or other elements needed to make appropriate code selection.
  • New, revised code symbols and new and deleted text indicators – Not only are all of the new and revised codes presented with symbols to mark them, but we have also underlined all new text and stricken through any deleted text to give the coder insight into the code changes.
  • ICD-9-CM code updates and a crosswalk of invalid codes to replacement – Provides a handy list of all of the 2011 ICD-9 code changes to the Tabular List. The crosswalk provides a handy tool for updating policies and superbills by giving the potential replacement code(s) for newly invalid codes for 2011.
  • ICD-9-CM Volume 1 to ICD-10-CM crosswalks – Top 500 ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes are crosswalked to their ICD-10-CM equivalents at the code level to facilitate understanding and preparation for implementation of the ICD-10-CM code set
  • Additional-digit-required flags in both the tabular and ABC indexes – Alerts the coder to the need for a more specific code for proper claims submission. Reminds the user not to use the ABC Index for coding by prompting them to view the additional digits in the Tabular List.
  • “Unspecified,” “other” and “manifestation” code flags – Alerts the coder when they should ask the physician for clarification on the documentation to ensure payment, when additional documentation may need to submitted with a claim, and when a mandatory multiple coding should be followed.
  • Code change rationales – Code-level presentation of the rationale behind the release of new or updated codes. Gives coders a better understanding of when to use new codes appropriately or otherwise adjust coding policies.
  • PQRI measure flags – Not only flags codes implicated by Medicare’s PQRI program, but also gives the actual measures that are applicable. A dedicated section in the introduction gives additional comprehensive PQRI coding guidance.
  • Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting – Presented both in full text in the introduction (educators’ preference) and parsed at the code level (coders’/billers’ preference).
  • Email updates – At least 3 updates for 2011 buyers regarding code and guidelines updates. Also, we will alert customers if any errata are published/needed and if there is an April 1 update.
  • Coding Clinic references – AHA Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM articles referring to specific codes/categories are documented at the code level in the Tabular List.
  • Printed on FSC-certified paper – “Green” ICD-9-CM code book, made with wood and materials from FSC-certified forests. See www.fscus.org for more information regarding responsible forestry and its benefits to the environment.
  • Running page headers and bleed tabs – Easy term/code reference in the ABC and Tabular Lists, respectively. Tabular List bleed tabs are colored for even easier flipping between sections.
  • Spiral binding – lays flat for easy-to-use coding

ISBN: 978-1-936095-54-4
Availability & Shipping Details: available now for preorder; ships in September.
Note: This book can be used for AAPC certification exams.

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