Outpatient coding-what books do I need?

coder17

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Could someone please let me know what books I need for outpatient coding for surgery cases?

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mitchellde

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You need the ICD-9 CM for the diagnosis and the CPT for the procedures. You will not use the ICD-9 CM vol 3 for procedures for outpatient coding.
 

rthames052006

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You may also need a HCPCS level II book, I find helpful as well the Coder's Desk Reference for procedures/diagnosis as well.
 

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You do not use ICD-9 CM procedure code (Volume 3) for outpatient, those are for facility inpatient only.
You use CPT code for procedures.
 

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If your doing speciality coding I highly recomend the Ingenix Coding Companions. I code for four specialities, and these are my life lines.
 
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