AMA Hospital ICD-9-CM 2007: International Classification of Disease: Clinical Modification

by American Medical Association

Publisher: Not Avail
Publication Date: Monday, October 02, 2006
Number of Pages: 1040
ISBN: 1579478255

Book Summary:
Major changes are made each year to the ICD-9-CM code set. Stay up-to-date with the most recent ICD-9-CM code changes. Includes dictionary-style headings, color tabs and legends on each page. Complete features include:

-Current official code set with complete summary of code Changes - Provides a quick reference to all relevant 2007 changes; includes instructional notes, additional conventions and complete coding guidelines

-Clinically oriented definitions and illustrations

-Color fourth- and fifth-digit alert symbols in index and Tabular - Flags when an additional digit is required

-HIV code alerts - Helps to distinguish if secondary diagnoses may change the DRG assignment

-IPPS compliance symbols - Identify all major Medicare Code

-Edits (MCE) used to audit claims submitted under IPPS for diagnosis

-DRG & CC alert symbols - Aids in reducing "upcoding" audits and potential fines

-Valid three-digit list - Complete list is used to identify a condition or disease when an additional digit is not available

-Age and sex edits - Correctly identify codes that are restricted dependant upon age or sex of patient, lowering claim delays and denials

-V code designation symbol alerts - Quickly recognize when V codes can be used only as primary or only as an additional diagnosis

-"Unspecified" and "Other Specified" code alerts - Clearly identifies which codes to use when the medical record documentation does not contain enough information to assign a more specific or unavailable code



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