Workbook for ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding: Theory and Practice, 2013 Edition

Workbook for ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding: Theory and Practice, 2013 Edition

By Karla R. Lovaasen, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, Coding and Consulting Services, Abingdon, MD and Jennifer Schwerdtfeger, BS, RHIT, CCS, CPC, CPC-H, Partner, Auditing & Coding Experts, LLC, Crofton, MD


  1. The Rationale for and History of Coding
  2. The Health Record as the Foundation of Coding
  3. ICD-10-CM Format and Conventions
  4. Basic Steps of Coding
  5. General Coding Guidelines for Diagnosis
  6. General Coding Guidelines for Medical and Surgical Procedures
  7. General Coding Guidelines for Other Medical- and Surgical-Related Procedures and Ancillary Procedures
  8. Symptoms, Signs, and Abnormal Clinical and Laboratory Findings Not Elsewhere Classified, and Z Codes (ICD-10-CM Chapters 18 and 21, Codes R00-R99, Z00-Z99)
  9. Certain Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (ICD-10-CM Chapter 1, Codes A00-B99)
  10. Neoplasms (ICD-10-CM Chapter 2, Codes C00-D49)
  11. Diseases of the Blood and Blood-Forming Organs and Certain Disorders Involving the Immune Mechanism (ICD-10-CM Chapter 3, Codes D50-D89)
  12. Endocrine, Nutritional, and Metabolic Diseases (ICD-10-CM Chapter 4, Codes E00-E89)
  13. Mental, Behavioral, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ICD-10-CM Chapter 5, Codes F01-F99)
  14. Diseases of the Nervous System, Diseases of the Eye and Adnexa, and Diseases of the Ear and Mastoid Process (ICD-10-CM Chapter 6, Codes G00-G99, Chapter 7, Codes H00-H59, and Chapter 8, Codes H60-H95)
  15. Diseases of the Circulatory System (ICD-10-CM Chapter 9, Codes I00-I99)
  16. Diseases of the Respiratory System (ICD-10-CM Chapter 10, Codes J00-J99)
  17. Diseases of the Digestive System (ICD-10-CM Chapter 11, Codes K00-K95)
  18. Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (ICD-10-CM Chapter 12, Codes L00-L99)
  19. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue (ICD-10-CM Chapter 13, Codes M00-M99)
  20. Diseases of the Genitourinary System (ICD-10-CM Chapter 14, Codes N00-N99)
  21. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Puerperium (ICD-10-CM Chapter 15, Codes O00-O9A)
  22. Certain Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period and Congenital Malformations, Deformations, and Chromosomal Abnormalities (ICD-10-CM Chapter 16, Codes P00-P96 and Chapter 17, Codes Q00-Q99)
  23. Injury and Certain Other Consequences of External Causes and External Causes of Morbidity (ICD-10-CM Chapter 19, Codes S00-T98 and Chapter 20, Codes V00-Y99)
  24. Burns, Adverse Effects, and Poisonings (ICD-10-CM Chapters 19 and 20, Codes S00-Y99)
  25. Complications of Surgical and Medical Care
  26. Reimbursement Methodologies
  27. Outpatient Coding