Description Select diagnosis codes accurately with Carol J. Buck's 2016 ICD-10-CM for Physicians: Professional Edition. Designed by coders for coders, this full-color manual includes all the ICD-10 codes needed for today’s outpatient and physician-based coding. As coders need more extensive knowledge to work with ICD-10-CM ― and to choose from the thousands of possible codes ― this edition provides an essential background in A&P, pathology, and medical terminology, along with colorful Netter’s Anatomy illustrations and clear instructions for using the book. Together with the durable spiral binding, these features make professional diagnosis coding faster and easier. Also included is a companion website with the latest coding news and updates!
UNIQUE!Full-color Netter’s Anatomy art is included in a separate section for easy reference and cross-referenced within the Tabular List, to help you understand anatomy and how it may affect choosing codes.
Full-color design includes consistent color-coded symbols and text, providing easier access to codes and coding information.
More than 150 full-color illustrations provide visual orientation and enhance understanding of specific coding situations.
Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (OGCRs) are listed in full and also integrated within the code set, providing fast, easy access to coding rules.
Convenient Guide to the Updates in the front of the book lists all new, revised, and deleted codes, providing at-a-glance lookup of the annual changes.
Symbols and highlights draw attention to codes that may require special consideration before coding, including:
New, Revised, and Deleted
Codes that call for the use of additional character(s)
Includes, Excludes 1 and Excludes 2
Code First and Code Also
Items are included throughout the Tabular List to ensure accurate coding, providing additional information on common diseases and conditions.
Placeholder X symbol reminds you to assign placeholder X for codes less than 6 characters that require a 7th character.
Additional elements within specific codes define terms and add coding instructions relating to difficult terminology, diseases and conditions, or coding in a specific category.
Manifestation code identifies conditions for which it is important to record both the etiology and the symptom of the disease.
Age and Sexedits from the Definition of Medicare Code Edits help to ensure accuracy by denoting codes that are used only with patients of a specific age or sex.
American Hospital Association's Coding Clinic® citations include official ICD-10-CM coding advice relating to specific codes and their usage.
Codingupdates.com companion website includes the latest changes to the ICD coding system.
NEW! 2016 ICD-10-CM for Physicians replaces Carol Buck’s ICD-9-CM for Physicians, Volumes 1 and 2; this manual includes an introduction to ICD-10-CM coding in Part I, an alphabetic index to diseases and injuries in Part II, and the Tabular List of diseases and injuries in Part III.
UPDATED 2016 Official Code set reflects the latest ICD-10 codes needed for diagnosis coding.