The ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS
Coding Handbook is the only guide published in collaboration with the
Central Office on ICD-10-CM/PCS of the American Hospital Association. ICD-10-CM
and ICD-10-PCS are the HIPAA code set standards for diagnosis and inpatient
procedures in the U.S.
Handbook content reflects revisions
of the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting as well as AHA Coding
Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS content published through June 2020. The handbook’s format and style of presentation follows that
of previous editions inspired by the Faye Brown approach to coding instruction.
The text leads students to logical answers and provides primary supporting
sources. This logical approach has enabled the Handbook to become the most
popular textbook for training hospital and physician office coding
More than four-color illustrations of anatomy and common disorders
and procedures make it easier for readers to remember and absorb complex
Each chapter includes an overview that highlights
important points, as well as “learning outcomes” and “terms to know” features
that help readers understand and absorb new information. A “Remember...”
feature provides sidebar comments or facts that alert readers to special
information or perspectives. Expanded indexes enhance the speed of finding and
applying new information.
Scores of Exercises and Quizzes
The Handbook contains more than 200 updated in-chapter
exercises, case examples, and final review questions. All exercises are
presented in clear, technically correct language that progresses from easy to
Appendix C contains a complete workbook of case-summary
exercises for more advanced practice. The case-summary exercises are based on
actual health records and require readers to consider the patient’s condition
as well as medical history, reason for admission or encounter, laboratory
results, procedures performed, and the diagnoses listed. Readers must apply
pertinent coding principles and official coding guidelines in making code
assignments and designating the principal diagnosis and procedure for each
episode of care.
Additional appendixes explaining reimbursement
methodologies and “present on admission” indicators will be especially valuable
to new students.
Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA
The author heads the AHA Central
Office on ICD-10-CM/PCS and the Central Office on HCPCS. She is the executive
editor of AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS and a member of the
four Cooperating Parties, the group responsible for the development of the
ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting and the
Coding Clinic advice.
Approx. xvi + 732 pages, paperback
AHA Order Number: 148076