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2019 Official ICD-10-CM Expert for Providers and Facilities

AAPC's Official ICD-10-CM Expert for Providers and Facilities defines the AAPC difference. Conceived and updated by medical coding experts for use in the office, facility, classroom, or exam, AAPC’s ICD-10-CM eclipses all other code books in ease-of-use, content, and accuracy.

New 2019 codes and guidelines are supported by helpful information for every coder, biller, and other professional in healthcare revenue. Imaginative, attractive, and intuitive presentation incorporating color and illustrations makes material easy to navigate and remember.

AAPC's difference includes these features:

  • New for 2019! 2019 Official Guidelines in the front of the book build the foundation for your documentation of medical necessity and accuracy.
  • New for 2019! 2019 new, changed, and deleted codes updates assure you will have the codes you need at work and during your examination.
  • New for 2019! Additional character icons help make your book a one-stop resource.
  • New for 2019! Online updates and tips are expanded to help you succeed at work or in your exam.
  • New for 2019! Exam prep and coding tips to aid you in your exam and in the office.
  • Larger font Exam prep and coding tips to aid you in your exam and in the office.
  • Yellow highlighted orientation lines Index to Diseases and Injuries include highlights that are like maps to the correct indentation, meaning you will find the right code categories.
  • Highlighted codes Easily find MACRA quality measure-related diagnosis codes.
  • Adhesive tabs Save time when you need it by adding tabs.
  • Symbols/alerts with Z codes Conveniently Identify primary Dx for this code chapter.
  • Facility icons Help your facility with coding and productivity
  • Age and Gender icons Save yourself from embarrassing mistakes.
  • Primary Diagnosis indicators Take the guesswork out of when code to report.
  • Manifestation codes Add the information needed to make codes more payable.
  • Detailed illustrations Understand the geography and pathology in the codes.
  • Extension symbols Identify encounter, recovery stage, or laterality.
  • Spiral binding Lay your book flat for easy-to-use coding and durability.
ISBN 978-1-62688-605-6
Publication Date 01-Oct-18
Number of Pages 1345
Weight of Book 6.95 lbs
Book Dimension 11 x 10 x 2.25 inches
Language of Text English
Binding Spiral-bound
Format Softcover
Author AAPC
Editor AAPC
Publisher AAPC
Country/Region of Origin USA
ICD-10-CM Updates in 2019
  • New for 2019! 2019 Official Guidelines in the front of the book build the foundation for your documentation of medical necessity and accuracy.
  • New for 2019! 2019 new, changed, and deleted codes updates assure you will have the codes you need at work and during your examination.
  • New for 2019! Additional character icons help make your book a one-stop resource.
  • New for 2019! Online updates and tips are expanded to help you succeed at work or in your exam.
  • New for 2019! Exam prep and coding tips to aid you in your exam and in the office.
  • 473 code changes
  • 273 new codes
  • 143 revised codes
  • 51 deactivated codes
ICD-10-CM 2019 - Sample pages

We no longer include guidelines at the beginning of each chapter, because Official Guidelines come out after these books are sent to be printed. Now, you can find updates on our website on the Medical Coding Books Updates support page. This way, you always have access to the most current guidelines.

 

Index

FM

Tabular

Appendix

ICD-10-CM

7pt

8pt

7.5pt

7pt

ICD-10-PCS

8pt

9pt

8pt

8pt

PCE

8pt

9pt

9pt, 8pt

8.5pt

PDR

-

9pt

8pt

-

HCPCS

8.5pt

8.5pt

8.5pt

8.5pt

Tab dividers are included in our ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, HCPCS, Procedure Desk Reference (PDR), and Procedural Coding Expert (PCE).

The Procedure Desk Reference (PDR) is the only AAPC book printed in black and white. All other code books are printed in color.

ICD-10-CM codes can occasionally be used to report signs and symptoms. In the outpatient setting, signs and symptoms can be reported as the first listed diagnosis if a definite diagnosis is not established. Signs and symptoms can also be reported as secondary diagnoses if they are not part of the first listed condition.

It is much less common to report signs and symptoms as the principal diagnosis in the inpatient setting, but a few exceptions may apply. Refer to the Official Guidelines for specifics.

The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) is a code set used to classify diagnoses in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.

The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) is a coding system used to classify procedures performed in the inpatient setting.

Since the code sets for each book are updated every year, it's essential for coders to use the most current book to ensure accurate coding. Reporting wrong codes can lead to denied claim submissions and substantial penalization. It's imperative to stay up-to-date on new codes and changes and to obtain new code books every year.

All AAPC exams are based on the current year’s code sets. The previous year’s books may be used on an exam, but they may be inaccurate and result in errors. The upcoming year's books are not allowed for exam use.

For example, all exams administered in 2019 are based on the 2019 (versus 2020) code sets. Code books from 2018 may be used on the 2019 exams, but you risk using outdated or incorrect codes.

Refer to the chart below to find the books and resources allowed at various exams.

Allowed Reference Material

Manual calculators are allowed for all exams (No smart phones, smart watches or Fitbits)

Exam

Certification

Questions

Books*/References

Certified Professional Coder

CPC®

150

1, 2, 3

Certified Inpatient Coder

CIC

60 multiple choice,

10 inpatient cases (fill in the blank)

2 and ICD-10-PCS

Certified Outpatient Coder

COC

150

1, 2, 3

Certified Professional Biller

CPB

200

1, 2, 3

Certified Professional Medical Auditor

CPMA®

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Certified Professional Compliance Officer

CPCO

150

*11

Certified Physician Practice Manager

CPPM®

200

No books are needed

Certified Risk Adjustment Coder

CRC

150

2

Certified Documentation Expert Outpatient

CDEO®

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5,10

Specialty Certification

Exam

Certification

Questions

Books*/References

Ambulatory Surgery Center

CASCC

150

1, 2, 3, 10

Anesthesia/Pain Management

CANPC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10

Cardiology

CCC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10

Cardiovascular/Thoracic

CCVTC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10

Dermatology

CPCD

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Emergency Department

CEDC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Evaluation and Management

CEMC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Family Practice

CFPC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Gastroenterology

CGIC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

General Surgery

CGSC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Hematology/Oncology

CHONC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Obstetrics/Gynecology

COBGC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Orthopaedic Surgery

COSC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10

Pediatric

CPEDC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Rheumatology

CRHC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Urology

CUC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Ophthalmology

COPC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Interventional Radiology and Cardiovascular

CIRCC®

150

1,3,8

Instructor Certification

These exams are given two hours to complete

Exam

Certification

Questions

Books*/References

CPC Instructor

Approved Instructor

50

1, 2, 3

CPB Instructor

Approved Instructor

70

1, 2, 3

CPPM Instructor

Approved Instructor

70

No books are needed

CRC Instructor

Approved Instructor

50

2

CIC Instructor

Approved Instructor

50

2, ICD-10-PCS

COC Instructor

Approved Instructor

50

1, 2, 3

CPMA Instructor

Approved Instructor

50

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

CDEO Instructor

Approved Instructor

50

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Books*

  • CPT® (AMA Professional edition ONLY). No other publisher is allowed.
  • Your choice of ICD-10-CM. Also approved: The printed ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines. Highlighting, underlining and brief notations needed for day- to-day coding is permitted on the printed side of the page. Long passages of information are not permitted on the blank pages of the print out.
  • Your choice of HCPCS Level II.
  • The CMS 1995 and 1997 Evaluation and Management (E/M Documentation Guidelines.)
  • E/M Audit Worksheets of your choice.
  • ASA RVG.
  • CPT® crosswalk.
  • Anatomical charts or pictures of the vascular tree. These may have codes on them.
  • Both volumes of the Coding Companion.
  • One reference of your choice. This does allow Medical Dictionary.
  • OIG Supplemental Compliance Program Guidance for Hospitals.
    OIG Compliance Program for Individuals & Small Group Physician Practices.
    OIG Compliance Program Guidance for Third-Party Medical Billing Companies.

*Notes on printed sides of the OIG pages are allowed.

All AAPC exams require the ICD-10-CM medical code book

The codes are implemented each year on October 1.

For the AAPC exams, you may use your choice of ICD-10-CM. View the full list of allowed reference materials for all AAPC exams.

  • ICD-10-PCS Complete Code Set - August
  • ICD-10-CM Complete Code Set - September
  • AMA CPT Professional - October
  • Procedural Coding Expert (PCE) - November
  • HCPCS Level 2 - December

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Refunds will not be issued for AAPC Membership, exams, webinars, or On Demand events.:
Due to immediate electronic access, refunds or extension will not be issued for Online Practice Exams and Online Area of Study

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