First of all Iâ€™d suggest you to compare sample pages of these books: Hereâ€™s AAPC ICD 9 sample page: http://aapcperfect.s3.amazonaws.com/...ample-Web1.pdf. Hereâ€™s Ingenix book: http://www.shopingenix.com/upload/pd...011%20ICD9.pdf
Hereâ€™s a short summary:
Illustrations: AAPC book has full color richly-detailed anatomical Illustrations, Ingenix book has 2-colors illustrations.
Definitions: AAPC book has Laymanâ€™s descriptions for the codes, when Ingenix ICD 9 book has clinically-oriented definitions for particular diseases and conditions.
Guidelines: AAPC ICD 9 book has them both in full text in the introduction (educatorsâ€™ preference) and parsed at the code level (codersâ€™/billersâ€™ preference), Ingenix book has them in introduction only.
Both publishers have such features as ICD-9 to ICD-10 crosswalk, Unspecifiedâ€ť and â€ťOther Specifiedâ€ť code alerts, Age and sex edits, Manifestation code alert, Coding Clinic references, Diagnosis and Procedure Medicare Code Edit (MCE) alerts, etc.
For $103.95 price that youâ€™ll pay for Ingenix ICD-9 for Hospitals you also will get access to exclusive features like: snap-in tab dividers, 10 Steps to Correct Coding, Dx/MDC/DRG list appendix, that $69.95 AAPC ICD 9 book doesnâ€™t include.
AAPC book has PQRI measure flags and gives the actual measures that are applicable in Vol. 1 of ICD 9 book.
About HCPCS book I only heard Ingenix book has expanded Index and brand name drugs include the particulars such as Dose/Unit, Route & Code(s). AAPC book though includes measure #s for PQRI indicators, which Ingenix book doesnâ€™t have. Price of the AAPC book is $54.95 vs $99.95 Ingenix HCPCS Level II.
Hope it helped.
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