Summary: Elsevier and the American Medical Association have partnered to co-publish this ICD-9-CM reference by Carol J. Buck!
Code more quickly and effectively with the 2010 ICD-9-CM for Physicians, Vol. 1 & 2 Professional Edition. Combining Netter's Anatomy art and the 2009 Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (OCGR) with a format designed by coders for coders, this handy, spiral-bound reference helps you easily access the information you need to stay ...show moreup to date and ensure the most accurate billing and optimal reimbursement in physician-based coding. Plus, you can take this resource into your certification exams for enhanced testing support!
Full-color illustrations enhance your comprehension of difficult terminology, diseases/conditions, and specific coding situations.
Convenient spiral binding provides easy access in practice settings.
The 2009 Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (OGCR) are listed in the front matter of the manual and again by the codes to which they refer for fast, easy access the coding rules.
Symbols throughout the text alert you to new, revised, and deleted codes.
Symbols and color-coded annotations clearly identify codes that require special consideration before assigning, such as nonspecific codes, includes and excludes, use additional, code first, and codes that cannot be assigned as principal diagnoses.
Detailed disease explanations provide more information on common diseases and conditions, helping you code more effectively.
An exclusive focus on ICD-9-CM Volumes 1 & 2 provides clear, concise coverage of physician-based codingessentials.
UNIQUE! Full-color Netter anatomy artwork clarifies complex anatomic information to help you appropriately code related procedures.
Use Additional Digit(s) symbol in the index identifies codes that require an additional digit to remind you to check the tabular.
New! References to the American Hospital Association's Coding Clinics help you find expanded information about specific codes and their usage.
New! Age and Sex Edits alert you to codes that are used only with patients of a specific age or sex, helping to ensure accurate reporting.
Manifestation code helps you identify certain conditions where it is important to record both the etiology (cause) and the manifestation (symptom) of the disease.
Omit and Code Also codes highlight government text needing special attention. ...show less