The ICD-9-CM Coding Handbook is the only guide published in collaboration with the Central Office on ICD-9-CM of the American Hospital Association—the official industry body that prepares the AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9-CM.
Faye Brown’s ICD-9-CM Coding Handbook helps coders understand the principles behind the classification system so they can apply the official coding advice found in the three volumes of the ICD-9-CM Coding Manual. Academic and in-service instructors can easily arrange course outlines and study exercises around Handbook chapters to train new and experienced coders. Each Handbook contains 100-plus basic exercises and review questions that allow coders to practice coding skills. An additional 269 case summary exercises, based on real patient records, plus official 2009 code changes covering pain management, pressure ulcers, ventilator associated pneumonia, POA requirements, etc, have been added in this edition. Additional instructor training aids and an expanded reference section make this a uniquely effective training tool. A free, 60-minute audio presentation on Handbook highlights by Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, is offered to purchasers, along with other instructor resources.
NEW in the 2009 Handbook:
• 269 case summary exercises for beginner through intermediate coders
• Free 60-minute audio presentation by Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA
• Official code changes covering pain management, pressure ulcers, ventilator associated pneumonia, POA requirements, and much more
• Color guides and expanded reference index
• Updated ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS information from the Central Office
• 100+ chapter exercises and review questions with code updates
• Updated Power Point slides covering Handbook chapters
• Updated case summary exercise bank
• Complimentary copy of the AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9-CM newsletter (2008 second quarter issue