Published in cooperation with the Central Office on ICD-9-CM of the American Hospital Association, the 2004 Edition of the ICD-9-CM Coding Handbook is
The official reference for ICD-9-CM fiscal year 2004 changes
The most widely used publication for teaching ICD-9-CM
Designed for use by entry-level and experienced coders
There are more than 100 review exercises interspersed throughout the text and at the end of the chapters. These exercises describe additional information about a patients background or present condition, and allow coders to practice their coding skills on examples that closely resemble actual patient records. The answers to these exercises not only provide the correct codes and principal diagnoses, they also explain why a particular code is correct or what information is most important in a certain case.