Coding is a skill requiring in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology, coding guidelines, and documentation issues. Novice and experienced coders will have questions—and when the code book and coding guidelines do not have the answer, the Ingenix Coders’ Desk Reference for Diagnoses does. With this comprehensive resource you can reduce coding errors and improve coding confidence by gaining a better understanding of the clinical meanings behind codes and referencing essential coding tips before assigning a code. Detailed clinical descriptions. Access comprehensive clinical information, along with coding and documentation tips for all the diagnosis codes. Numerical organization by ICD-9-CM code. Locate codes quickly with a resource developed to work hand in hand with your Ingenix ICD-9-CM code book. · Chapter-by-chapter 2011 new code summary and highlights. Find references for all the new codes, revised coding guidelines, new instructional notes, clinical information, and coding scenarios to train and learn about the code changes. · ICD-9-CM instructional chapter. Eliminate guesswork when selecting ICD-9-CM codes by mastering the coding conventions. · Official coding tips and helpful scenarios. Improve overall coding accuracy with simple access to official coding advice specific to each ICD-9-CM code, plus correct coding rule application demonstrated through coding scenarios. · User-friendly terminology. Reference the same terminology found in the medical record to facilitate code selection. · AHA’s ICD-9-CM Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM references. Reference citations listed with the code for official ICD-9-CM coding advice that every coder in every health care setting must follow. · Syndromes chapter. Meet the challenge of coding syndromes with confidence by referencing this extensive list of syndromes to assist with appropriate code assignment. · Detailed illustrations. Understand how anatomy, physiology, and clinical terms affect coding. · Complete coding guidelines. Comply with HIPAA code set regulations.
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