Paperback edition, With Answers available late August 2019
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 standard 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 2019. 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
hospital and physician office coder training.
More than 50 four-color
illustrations of anatomy and common disorders and procedures make it easier for
readers to remember and absorb complex information. The 2020 edition features new artwork detailing
the parts of the aorta.
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.
Supplemental training aids are
available online to instructors of recognized health information management
programs. Aids include PowerPoint slides (covering the key points of each
chapter) and additional exercises for quizzes, tests, extra-credit work, and
employee evaluations. Please visit AHACentralOffice.com and register under
“Educator Resources” to receive these training materials.
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 Item Number: 148073
Member Price: $ 106.95
Non-member Price: $ 124.95