Elsevier and the American Medical Association have partnered to co-publish this ICD-9-CM reference by Carol J. Buck! Learn to code more quickly and effectively with the 2010 ICD-9-CM for Hospitals, Vol. 1, 2, and 3, Standard Edition. Combining Netter's Anatomy artwork and the 2009 Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (OCGR) with a format designed by coders for coders, this handy reference helps you easily access the information you need to stay up to date and ensure the most accurate billing and maximum reimbursement in physician-based and inpatient coding.Coverage of all three ICD-9-CM volumes fulfills all of your coding needs with one comprehensive guide. The 2009 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. Symbols throughout the text alert you to new, revised, and deleted codes. Symbols clearly identify codes that require special consideration before assigning, such as nonspecific codes, includes and excludes, use additional, code first, and codes that cannot be assigned as principal diagnoses. Present on Admission symbol highlights particular diseases that will always be coded as present on admission. CC and MCC symbols help you instantly recognize codes associated with the presence of secondary diagnoses from MS-DRGs. Detailed disease explanations provide more information on common diseases and conditions, helping you code more effectively. Illustrations enhance your comprehension of difficult terminology, diseases/conditions, and specific coding situations. Authorized support you can take into your certification exams to enhance your testing experience and help you ensure certification success. UNIQUE! Full-color Netter 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. New! References to the Amercian Hospital Association's Coding Clinics help you find expanded information about specific codes and their usage. New! 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. Hospital Acquired Condition symbol highlights specific conditions that will always be coded as hospital acquired for easier recognition. Complications & Comorbidities (CC) and Major Complications & Comorbidities (MCC) Exclusion lists instantly alert you to CC and MCC exceptions. Manifestation code helps you identify certain conditions where it is important to record both the etiology (cause) and the manifestation (symptom) of the disease. Omit and Code Also codes highlight government text needing special attention. Non OR Procedure symbol help you recognize procedures affected by DRG.
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