New 2013 ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding Handbook Available on August 27

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A new edition of the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding handbook from AHA Press is scheduled for release in August.

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The 2013 edition introduces new illustrations of surgical procedures and a new appendix on reimbursement methodologies.

A new edition of the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding handbook from AHA Press is scheduled for release in August. The handbook continues the style created by Faye Brown that made it the most popular teaching text for hospital and physician office coder training in the nation. ICD-10-CM/PCS training continues to be an important consideration given the long lead time required for student training.

More than 800 new or revised diagnosis codes and 3,000 new or revised procedure codes have been examined in preparation for this revision. The content reflects the latest official coding guidelines, and presents examples in clear, technically correct language that progresses from easy to more difficult. The 2013 edition introduces new illustrations of surgical procedures and a new appendix on reimbursement methodologies. The 260-plus 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.

The book is designed to be used in conjunction with the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS coding manuals. The soft cover ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding Handbook, 2013 ed., with Answers (ISBN: 978-1-55648-384-4) contains approximately 700 pages and is priced at $99.95. An edition without answers is also available (ISBN: 978-1-55648-385-1) and is priced at $95.95. Additional details are available at http://www.AHApress.com.

About the Author Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, heads the AHA Central Office on ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM/PCS 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.

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