Elsevier and the American Medical Association have partnered to co-publish this ICD-9-CM reference by Carol J. Buck! Code efficiently and effectively with Carol J. Buck's 2012 ICD-9-CM for Physicians, Volumes 1 & 2, Professional Edition. Combining Netter's Anatomy artwork and the 2011 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 up 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! Exclusive focus on ICD-9-CM Volumes 1 and 2 provides clear, concise coverage of physician-based and outpatient coding essentials. Convenient spiral binding makes it easy to access the information you need. UNIQUE! Full-color Netter's 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. Full-color design incorporates color-coded symbols to help you quickly find the information you need. The 2011 Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (OGCR) are listed within the lists of codes and in a separate index for fast, easy access to the coding rules when you need them. Items provide detailed information on common diseases and conditions, helping you code more effectively. Symbols throughout the text alert you to new, revised, and deleted codes and clearly identify codes that require special consideration before assigning, including unspecified codes, includes and excludes, use additional, code first, and codes that cannot be assigned as first-listed diagnoses. Additional hints, tips and definitions within specific codes provide extra guidance in coding anatomy, pathophysiology, or other coding directions. Guide to the Updates enables you to reference all annual coding changes at a glance. References to the American Hospital Association's Coding Clinics help you find expanded information about specific codes and their usage. 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. Omit and Code Also codes highlight government text needing special attention. Coding updates on the companion codingupdates.com website keep you informed of changes to ICD codes. Authorized support you can take into your certification exams to enhance your testing experience and help you ensure certification success.