Coding is a skill requiring in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology, new technology, coding guidelines, and documentation issues. Novice and experienced coders will have questions—so when the code book and guidelines do not provide the answers, the Ingenix Coders’ Desk Reference for ICD-9-CM Procedures will. With this comprehensive resource on all the ICD-9-CM procedure codes, you can improve coding confidence by gaining a better understanding of the technical terminology and intricacies of procedures, along with essential coding tips, before selecting a code. Detailed procedure descriptions. Find procedures described in detail using terminology found in the medical record. 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 2010 new code summary and highlights. Find references for all the new codes, revised coding guidelines, new instructional notes, procedure descriptions, and coding scenarios to train and learn about the proper use of the new codes. · ICD-9-CM instructional chapter. Eliminate guesswork when selecting ICD-9-CM procedure 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. · Eponym chapter. Meet the challenge of coding procedures identified by eponyms in the medical record.
You're currently on: