New 2012 ICD-9-CM Handbook Helps Improve Coder Understanding and Accuracy

Share Article

A new AHA Press title, ICD-9­CM Coding Handbook With Answers, 2012 Revised Edition, available in late August, is designed to help train coders to improve their coding accuracy and performance.

ICD-9­CM Coding Handbook With Answers, 2012 Revised Edition Faye Brown, 720 pages, softcover, 8 1/2" x 11", $97.95, ISBN: 978-1-55648-380-6 AHA Order Number: 148048

The Handbook is the most popular textbook for hospital and physician office coder training and comes in two versions, with and without answers to the exercises.

A new AHA Press title, ICD-9­CM Coding Handbook With Answers, 2012 Revised Edition, available in late August, is designed to help train coders to improve their coding accuracy and performance. Hospital and physician office coders consider the Handbook an accurate and reliable resource because it is edited by staff members of the Central Office on ICD-9-CM of the American Hospital Association, the group that prepares the official ICD-9-CM coding reference newsletter, AHA Coding Clinic®.

The Handbook is the most popular textbook for hospital and physician office coder training and comes in two versions, with and without answers to the exercises. It conforms to an easy-to-use format and style established by the original author, Faye Brown, and its content reflects the latest official coding guidelines.

The 2012 Handbook contains more than 260 case-summary exercises, as well as 100-plus in-chapter exercises and review questions. The case-summary exercises are based on 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.

The book is designed to be used in conjunction with ICD-9-CM coding manuals. Instructors at recognized academic institutions can register online and download supplemental materials.

ICD-9­CM Coding Handbook With Answers, 2012 Revised Edition
Faye Brown, 720 pages, softcover, 8 1/2" x 11", $97.95, ISBN: 978-1-55648-380-6 AHA Order Number: 148048

The book is available at http://www.HealthForum.com/AHApress or by calling 800-242-2626.

About the Editor
Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, Director of Coding and Classification at the AHA, heads the AHA Central Office on ICD-9-CM and the Central Office on HCPCS. She is the executive editor of AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS and co-author of ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Leon-Chisen and a team of AHA Central Office staff have annually reviewed, updated and improved the Faye Brown ICD-9-CM Coding Handbooks for more than a decade.

About AHA Press
AHA Press is an imprint for books published by Health Forum, an American Hospital Association (AHA) company. AHA Press's mission is to help health care providers and others deliver more efficient and effective solutions to leadership and operations issues in hospitals and health systems. AHA Press books help health care executives strengthen their organizations’ clinical and business performance and help others improve the learning and services they provide.

About Health Forum
Health Forum is a strategic business enterprise of the AHA, creatively partnering to develop and deliver essential information and innovative services to help health care leaders achieve organizational performance excellence and sustainability.

###

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Richard Hill, MA, MMgt
AHA Press
312-893-6863
Email >
Visit website