Handbook conforms to the easy-to-use format and style established by Faye Brown, now written by Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA. Learn to code ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, or sharpen your knowledge.
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This edition does not contain answers to exercises or quizzes.
The ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding Handbook 2021 is the only guide published in collaboration with the Central Office on ICD-10-CM/PCS of the American Hospital Association. ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS are the HIPAA code set standard for diagnosis and inpatient procedures in the U.S.
Handbook content reflects revisions of the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting as well as AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS content published through June 2020. The handbook’s format and style of presentation follows that of previous editions inspired by the Faye Brown approach to coding instruction. The text leads students to logical answers and provides primary supporting sources. This logical approach has enabled the Handbook to become the most popular textbook for hospital and physician office coder training.
Each chapter includes an overview that highlights important points, as well as “learning outcomes” and “terms to know” features that help readers understand and absorb new information. A “Remember...” feature provides sidebar comments or facts that alert readers to special information or perspectives. Expanded indexes enhance the speed of finding and applying new information.
The Handbook contains more than 200 updated in-chapter exercises, case examples, and final review questions. All exercises are presented in clear, technically correct language that progresses from easy to more difficult.
Appendix C contains a complete workbook of case-summary exercises for more advanced practice. The case-summary exercises are based on actual health records and require readers to consider the patient’s condition as well as medical history, reason for admission or encounter, laboratory results, procedures performed, and the diagnoses listed. Readers must apply pertinent coding principles and official coding guidelines in making code assignments and designating the principal diagnosis and procedure for each episode of care.
Additional appendixes explaining reimbursement methodologies and “present on admission” indicators will be especially valuable to new students.
The author heads the AHA Central Office on ICD-10-CM/PCS (formerly ICD-9-CM) and the Central Office on HCPCS. She is the executive editor of AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS (formerly AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9-CM) and a member of the four Cooperating Parties, the group responsible for the development of the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting and the Coding Clinic advice.
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