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This ICD-9-CM book includes special features medical coders have asked us to include. ICD-10 became effective on Oct 1, 2015, making this book the last ICD-9-CM book you need.
Be sure that you have the most up-to-date ICD-9-CM code reference book as ICD-9-CM coding comes to an end. We’ve included resources to help you through the transition.
- Coding Guidelines Highlights - Find comprehensive coding guideline highlights listed at the beginning of each chapter. Users can find the full guidelines at the front of the book.
- ICD-9 to ICD-10 Crosswalks - Easily review the top 50 codes for 16 specialties. (a $320 value)
- ICD-10 implementation checklist - Prepare for the transition to the ICD-10 code set with this easy-to-use feature. (a $200 value)
- Full Color Illustrations - Do you wish your book offered access body systems? Find them at the front of the book with hundreds of code-specific illustrations in the tabular section.
- 3-digit Code Help for Each Chapter -The 3-digit category ranges are listed at the beginning of each chapter.
- ICD-9 History – View the many ICD-9 advances that have impacted coders since 1979.
Additional Features and Benefits:
- Additional Digit Required Symbols – Additional fourth or fifth digit is sometimes required for code specificity and validity to avoid invalid code submissions (provided in the Index and Tabular Sections).
- Age and Sex Edits - Determine which codes have restrictions on use based on age or sex of the patient to prevent claim delays and denials.
- AHA's Coding Clinic and Official Coding Guideline Tips – Find citations that link to the official coding advice coders in the healthcare industry must follow.
- Highlighted Coding Instructional and Informational Notes – Highlighted notes help you identify code usage guidance for specific sections.
- HIPAA Compliance – Prevent delayed or denied claims and expensive fines for violations.
- Intuitive Color-coded Symbols and Alerts - Find critical coding and reimbursement problems fast with alerts, such as "Other Specified" and "Unspecified" diagnosis alerts, on the same page as the needed code.
- Manifestation Code Alert Correctly use codes representing manifestations of underlying disease by identifying when two codes are needed and viewing alerts to sequencing rules.
- Spiral Binding - Durable book that is flat lying for easy use.
- V-code symbols - Discern the proper use of V-codes that may only be sequenced as first-listed diagnosis for cleaner claim submissions.