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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Prescott, AZ

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    I'm needing to order my coding books for 2011....but what is the difference between standard, professional, and expert??? I have usually ordered the professional edition of ICD-9 and CPT, and the standard edition of HCPCS. Is there a difference in these books??? This would be for a physician's office.

    I have also always ordered the AMA books from Amazon.com......any difference in AAPC books?? I just received my certification this past spring and would like to make use of my benefits with the AAPC organization as much as possible!!!

    Thank you,
    Tracy Wood, CPC

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Greeley, Colorado


    Congratulations Tracy!
    I order my books through the AAPC. There is usually a discount especially if you order early. I prefer the CPT professional, ICD-9-CM vol 1&2 (AAPC version), and the AAPC HCPCS "Medicare Level II expert". They are perfect for the physician office.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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