Book Description: Code more quickly and effectively with Saunders 2009 ICD-9-CM Vol. 1, 2, & 3, Professional Edition. Combining the 2008 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 for facility coding. Plus, you can take this resource into your certification exams for enhanced testing support!o The 2008 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. o Full-color tables ease eye strain and help you locate codes quickly.o Color-coded annotations highlight codes that have special consideration before assigning, such as use additional digit(s), nonspecific codes, and codes that cannot be assigned as principal diagnoses. o Symbols throughout the text alert you to new, revised, and deleted codes.No Identification of Present on Admission codes within the Tabular List in addition to the reporting guidelines in the front matter of the manual.o Boxed fourth and fifth digit tables to easily locate these additional digits for assignment.o At-a-glance listing of new, revised, and deleted codes located in the front of the manual give you a concise summary of all code updates.Support you can take into your certification exams to enhance your testing experience and help you ensure certification success. o Detailed disease explanations in blue typeface provide more information on common diseases and conditions, helping you code more effectively. o Helpful coding hints located throughout the manual in red typeface. o Full-color artwork enhances comprehension of difficult terminology, diseases/conditions, and specific coding situations. o An exclusive focus on ICD-9-CM Volumes 1, 2 & 3 provides clear, concise coverage of hospital-based coding essentials.