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 2021. 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 professionals.
More than four-color illustrations of anatomy and common disorders
and procedures make it easier for readers to remember and absorb complex
Exercise questions and answers are
presented in clear, technically correct language that progresses from easy to
more difficult. Exercise answers in the case summaries list assigned and
appropriately sequenced codes, followed by a comments section that explains how
codes were assigned and why other codes were not assigned.
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.
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.
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