ICD-9-CM Expert for Physicians, Volumes 1 & 2
Anita Hart, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, Lori Becks, RHIA
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The smart ICD-9-CM resource for the dependable coding professional.
The ICD-9-CM code set is critical to your office’s timely reimbursement. The ICD-9-CM Expert for Physicians delivers the most up-to-date code set integrated with critical reimbursement edits for coding efficiency.
You can also find official coding guidelines and references for official advice found in AHA’s Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM, as well as updated Medicare code edits. With an easy-to-use format that includes definitions, illustrations, symbols and color coding, this book can help users secure the proper reimbursement quickly and accurately. Special features include:
Definitions & Illustrations
Color Coding System
V code symbols
Age & Sex Edits
Additional digit symbols
AHA Coding Clinic References
Valid three-digit code list
All the critical coding and reimbursement information you need on the same page as the code you want. With significant annual changes made to ICD-9-CM, reporting and claim submission can be challenging without the right resource. Precise code selection is critical for reducing denials, delays, and the risk of audit. Looking through multiple appendices, indexes, and addendums for critical coding and reimbursement information can lead to errors in code selection.
Use the ICD-9-CM for Physicians, Volumes 1 & 2 (all formats) to submit precise claims the first time - in less time.
Valuable resources and special report services supplement these code books, developed exclusively for the health information professional seeking a comprehensive coding and reimbursement solution:
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Recognize important code usage guidance for specific sections more easily with highlighted notes.
Highlighted coding informational notes.
Use the three-digit code list to identify whether or not a code is valid for submitting a claim…before actual submission.
Easily verify the validity of a three-digit code.
Simplify complex coding issues with intuitive tables. Complex coding issues, such as pregnancy, burns, and diabetes, are presented in a less complicated, understandable table format to aid in coding efficiency.
Eliminate the guesswork and reduce denied claims due to use of outdated codes. Keep current with late-breaking news through special reports. Alerts are sent by via e-mail to inform you of important developments that are posted on our web site so you can immediately access this valuable information.
Summary of new code changes.
Develop a better understanding of V code restrictions. V code symbols identify when V codes can be used only as a primary or only as a secondary diagnosis.
V Code Symbols.
Save time locating the information you need. QuickFlip Color Tabs, along with dictionary-style headers and legends, allow you to code with increased speed and proficiency. Improve coding accuracy and efficiency with intuitive symbols and color coding that alert you to crucial coding and reimbursement issues.
Color coding system.
Know at a glance when Medicare should be considered a secondary payer.
Medicare as secondary payer alert.
Our code books are updated annually to provide you with the HIPAA required new code set effective October 1 of each year. Stay HIPAA compliant with official coding advice. AHA Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM references are included to help keep coders stay current with the latest, official coding advice. A section with the complete, official coding guidelines prevents you from potential risks associated with noncompliance.
Be sure to use only the current official code set as required by HIPAA.
Refer to the in-depth, visual references and descriptions to gain more confidence in your code selections. Verify correct code selection using clinically oriented definitions and illustrations that give the user an in-depth understanding of anatomy and disease processes.
Confirm coding selection with clinically oriented illustrations and definitions.
Use these codes only when the medical record documentation does not contain enough information for you to assign a more specific code or when a more specific code for the diagnosis is not available. Avoid claim denials caused by misapplication of unspecified and other specified codes. Color-coded icons alert you of important reimbursement and coding concerns so you can make the most appropriate code selection prior to claim submission.
“Unspecified” and “other specified” code alerts.
Color-coded symbols alert the coder when the code is invalid without a fourth or fifth digit.
Additional digit symbol in the tabular and the index.
Clearly identify and properly use codes that represent manifestations of underlying disease, and be alerted when two codes are required, improving coding accuracy and reducing denied claims. Be aware of the etiology/manifestation code convention. Codes that represent manifestations of underlying disease that should not be assigned a principal diagnosis are identified to remind coders the mandatory dual coding situation alert (two codes required for reporting).
Manifestation code alert.
Know which codes have restrictions on their use based on age or sex of the patient — reducing claims delays and denials. Prevent denials due to restrictions based on age or sex. Edit symbols distinguish codes that detect inconsistencies between age or sex and diagnosis to improve code selection.
Age and sex edits.
QuickFlip™ color tabs, legends and keys on each page. Save time and improve coding efficiency by locating a specific section more quickly. Save time locating the information you need. Each page includes dictionary-style headers, colored tabs, and legends, all designed to help you code with increased speed and proficiency.
With the updateable version, ICD-9-CM Expert for Physicians delivers the most up-to-date code set integrated with critical reimbursement edits — updated three times per year! You can also find official coding guidelines and references for official advice found in AHA’s Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM, as well as updated Medicare code edits. With an easy-to-use format that includes definitions, illustrations, symbols and color coding, this loose leaf binder helps users secure the proper reimbursement quickly and accurately. Three updates per year; stay current with all changes throughout the year:
September: a full-text update;
February: updates with April 1 codes, illustrations and definitions and updated AHA Coding Clinic references;
July: a new code preview.
Anita Hart, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, has experience that includes 15 years conducting and publishing research in clinical medicine and human genetics for Yale University, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research conclusions have been published in several peer-reviewed journals. In addition, Ms. Hart has supervised medical records management, health information management, coding and reimbursement, and workers' compensation issues as the office manager for a physical therapy rehabilitation clinic. Ms. Hart is an expert in physician and facility coding, reimbursement systems, and compliance issues. Ms. Hart is also the author of the Complete Coding Tutor, ICD-9-CM Changes: An Insider's View, and has served as technical consultant for numerous other publications for hospital and physician practices. Currently, Ms. Hart is the product manager and technical editor for the ICD-9-CM, DRG, and ICD-10 product lines.
Lori Becks, RHIA, is a Clinical/Technical Editor for Ingenix. She served as a coding specialist at the University of Utah and as an assistant director of health information management. Her previous experience also includes teaching English and technical writing. Her areas of expertise include CPT/HCPCS and ICD-9-CM coding. She is a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
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Please remember: The government no longer allows a grace period for annual code sets. The new HIPAA Transaction and Code Set Rule requires providers to use national medical code sets that are valid at the time that a service is provided. ICD-9-CM code revisions become effective October 1st each year while CPT and HCPCS code revisions become effective January 1st. In order for you to meet this requirement, you must have the revised CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-9-CM codes in your possession before the implementation dates. The best way to do this is to order your code books early. Review current coding resources.
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