2012 ICD-9-CM for Physicians, Volumes 1 and 2, Standard Edition (Softbound)
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 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!Table of Contents
An exclusive focus on ICD-9-CM Volumes 1 & 2 provides clear, concise coverage of physician-based and hospital outpatient coding essentials.
Netter anatomy art, included in the front of the book and cross referenced where appropriate within the Tabular list helps coders understand anatomy and how it may affect choosing codes.
Use Additional Digit(s) symbol in the index identifies codes in the index thatneed an additional digit, preventing inaccurate coding outof the index
Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (OGCRs) are listed in a separate Index and then also included within the lists of codes, providing access to the official rules when you need them.
Numerous Items, or explanations of a disease that are located just prior to that disease listing, included throughout Volume 1 Disease Tabular give more information about diseases to ensure that coders have the correct code.
Symbols identify new or revised material from content of the previous year and highlight codes that need special considerations, including:
Not First-Listed Diagnosis
Use Additional Digit(s)
Includes and Excludes
Additional elements within specific codes that provide the coder with useful hints, tips, or definitions. They may contain such items as anatomy, pathophysiology, or specific coding directions.
At-a-glance guide to the updates, located in front matter, lists all new and revised codes for that year, providing quick accesses to the annual changes.
Coding Clinic references give coders a starting point from which to begin the search for more information.
Omit Codes and Code First highlighted throughout, drawing attention to government text needing special attention.
Web updates keep you informed of the latest changes to the ICD coding system.
By Carol J. Buck, MS, CPC, CPC-H, CCS-P, Former Program Director, Medical Secretarial Programs, Northwest Technical College, East Grand Forks, MN