This convenient book provides the very latest 2003 coding references essential for medical billing, in an easy-to-use format - at an affordable price! With the three volumes of the ICD-9-CM, the HCPCS (with the latest updates online), and the Official Coding Guidelines, this resource is designed to help professionals complete billing and coding tasks more quickly, accurately, and efficiently.A single volume contains the most up-to-date ICD and HCPCS coding resources so readers only need to buy one book for access to these current materials.The latest Official Coding Guidelines, a document issued annually by the CMS, explains the latest coding rules.Artwork pictured next to diseases helps students understand difficult terminology, diseases and conditions, or coding in a specific category. Illustrations are printed in a second color so they are not mistaken for official instructions or notations.Description of a disease prior to its listing lets readers confirm that they're using the correct code.All three volumes of the ICD-9-CM are included:Volume One: Tabular (numbered) Listing of CodesVolume Two: Alphabetical Listing of CodesVolume Three: Index and Tabular List of ProceduresTwo distinctive symbols clearly identify all new and revised codes from the previous year.All updates and changes new for 2003 are incorporated into this edition.Sample Coding Cases are included online, so users can practice their coding skills with this reference book.2003 updates to HCPCS: Level II of the national codes (durable goods, such as crutches, prosthetics, drugs, etc.) can be accessed via the Internet, reminding readers to code for these often-overlooked items.An at-a-glance "guide to the updates" lists all new and revised codes for that year, located in front of the book, to alert coders to changes.
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