Book Description: Now enhanced with a new, bolder font to improve readability, the Ingenix ICD-9-CM Expert for Physicians continues to provide accurate and comprehensive coverage for diagnosis coding and reimbursement. Loaded with innovative features and content to address regulatory changes and coding challenges, Ingenix experts study industry changes and trends while seeking feedback from coding professionals to ensure your code book provides accurate and up-to-date information in an easy-to-use, intuitive format. Remain a step ahead with a resource thats designed to enhance performance in your daily work. Features include: Highlighted coding instructional and informational notes. Recognize important code usage guidance for specific sections more easily with highlighted notes. Intuitive color-coded symbols and alerts. Identify critical coding and reimbursement issues quickly with alerts on the same page as the code you need. Instructional and informational note alerts. Find coding notes clearly designated for enhanced emphasis and coding accuracy. Additional digit required symbols. Know when an additional fourth or fifth digit is required for code specificity and validity to avoid invalid code submissions (provided in Index and Tabular Section). V-code symbols. Manifestation code alert. Unspecified and Other Specified code alerts. Age and sex edits. New and revised code alerts with dated pages. Synopsis of code changes. Hallmark page design and features. Locate information quickly with a user-friendly page design, including dictionary-style headers, QuickflipTM color bleed tabs, and legend keys. HIPAA compliance. ICD-10 Spotlight. Preview ICD-10 codes with the most frequently reported ICD-9-CM codes to learn as you work. AHAs Coding Clinic and official coding guideline tips. Use citations to link to the official coding advice every coder in every health care setting must follow for ICD-9-CM and find official coding tips with the codes. Illustrations and definitions. More value with the Expert edition: ICD-9-CM Code Changes. An Insiders View. Find detailed, chapter-by-chapter clinical and coding tips for all the new 2012 codes in a single resource. Coding tables.Reduce time spent on code selection for complex diagnoses that typically require additional research and steps. 10 Steps to Correct Coding.Receive step-by-step instruction to improve coding accuracy and more effectively use ICD-9-CM conventions. Valid three-digit code list.See at a glance whether a code is valid for claim submission to prevent denied claims due to invalid code usage.