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Understanding ICD-9-CM Coding: A Worktext, 3rd Edition

  • Mary Jo Bowie Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA
  • Regina M. Schaffer
  • ISBN-10: 1111317321  |  ISBN-13: 9781111317324
  • 704 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2006
  • © 2012 | Published
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UNDERSTANDING ICD-9 CM CODING: A WORKTEXT, 3rd Edition will help your students gain confidence in ICD-9-CM diagnostic and procedural coding. This text, updated with the 2010 coding changes and ICD-9-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, is a comprehensive, hands-on worktext. It contains practice exercises throughout that help your students test themselves and illustrations of human anatomy and surgical procedures that clarify concepts, as well as medical abbreviations relating to body systems. When used in conjunction with a coding manual, this worktext will help your students master ICD-9-CM coding for all medical specialties.

Features and Benefits

  • Presents material in an organized fashion that informs your students of the outline and objectives of the chapter and then presents key terms, with definitions throughout the chapter.
  • Covers all aspects of ICD-9-CM coding including diagnostic and procedural coding.
  • Coding Assignments and Case Studies provide immediate "real-world" application of skills.
  • Coding Guidelines and examples are highlighted for easy reference.
  • Full-color anatomy and surgical procedure illustrations.
  • Internet Links direct your students to additional coding resources that increase their field knowledge.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Coding and Coding Professions.
2. An Overview of ICD-9-CM.
3. ICD-9-CM Volume Organization.
4. ICD-9-CM Coding Conventions and Steps in Coding.
5. Coding Guidelines.
6: Infectious and Parasitic Diseases.
7. Neoplasms.
8. Endocrine, Nutritional, and Metabolic Diseases and Immunity Disorders.
9. Diseases of the Blood and Blood-Forming Organs.
10. Mental Disorders.
11. Diseases of the Nervous System and Sense Organs.
12. Diseases of the Circulatory System.
13. Diseases of the Respiratory System.
14. Diseases of the Digestive System.
15. Diseases of the Genitourinary System.
16. Complications of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Puerperium.
17. Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue.
18. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue.
19. Congenital Anomalies.
20. Certain Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period.
21. Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions.
22. Injury and Poisoning.
23. V Codes--Supplementary Classification of Factors Influencing Health Status and Contact with Health Services.
24. E Codes--Supplementary Classification of External Causes of Injury and Poisoning.
25. Introduction to ICD-9-CM Coding.
26. Operations in the Nervous System.
27. Operations on the Endocrine System.
28. Operations on the Eye.
29. Operations on the Ear.
30. Operations on the Nose, Mouth, and Pharynx.
31. Operations on the Respiratory System.
32. Operations on the Cardiovascular System.
33. Operations on the Hemic and Lymphatic System.
34. Operations on the Digestive System.
35. Operations on the Urinary System.
36. Operations on the Male Genital Organs.
37. Operations on the Female Genital Organs.
38. Operations and Obstetrical Procedures.
39. Operations on the Musculoskeletal System.
40. Operations on the Integumentary System.
41. Miscellaneous Procedures and Interventions.
42. ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS.
Appendix A: ICD-9-CM Official Coding Guidelines for Coding and reporting.
Appendix B: Anatomical Diagrams.
Appendix C: Partial Answer Key to Textbook Exercises.
Appendix D: Exercises for EncoderPro.

What's New

  • Fully updated with 2010 coding changes and the ICD-9-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.
  • Includes a new chapter on ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding systems.
  • Contains a new section in diagnostic chapters on comparison of ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM.
  • Includes medical abbreviations relating to body systems.
  • Now includes StudyWare™ with chapter quizzes and flashcards.
  • 59-day access to EncoderPro.com—Expert, Ingenix's powerful coding software included.


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Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 111131733X | ISBN-13: 9781111317331)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Mary Jo Bowie

Mary Jo Bowie is the owner of Health Information Professional Services in Binghamton, New York, which has provided medical record consultative services for various health facilities for more than 25 years. She served as an instructor in Health Information Technology Programs for more than 20 years, teaching such courses as Inpatient Coding, Ambulatory Care Coding, Quality Assurance, Survey of Healthcare and Computers in Healthcare. Ms. Bowie is now the Health Information Management and Medical Coding program director at Mount Wachusett Community College and an associate professor. She develops all course content within the curriculum, including ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS courses, CPT/HCPCS courses, Introduction and Advanced Health Data courses. Ms. Bowie is a registered Health Information Administrator and an accredited Health Information Technician. She is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and is also an AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS-approved Train the Trainer. She served on the New York State Health Information Association Board of Directors from 1989 to 1991 and was education director and on the Ambulatory Coding Guideline Committee. Ms. Bowie was the New York State nominee for the National Award for Literacy Contribution to Profession, 1993 and 1994. She is a National and Regional speaker on ICD-9-CM, CPT and ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, as well as a trusted course writer for Cengage Learning. Ms. Bowie holds an Associate of Arts Degree, a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science Degree. She has conducted more than 50 national training seminars on ICD-10-CM/PCS coding.

Regina M. Schaffer

Regina Schaffer is a Reimbursement Educator Specialist for United Health Services in Johnson City, New York. She works with approximately 45 providers educating them on both ICD-9 and CPT® coding. Ms. Schaffer also works as a consultant in Binghamton, New York and is an instructor in the Health Information Technology Program at Broome Community College. Ms. Schaffer is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), past secretary for the local AAPC Chapter from 2000 to 2002 and is a frequently requested speaker on ICD-9-CM and CPT® Coding. Ms. Schaffer co-authored UNDERSTANDING ICD-9-CM and UNDERSTANDING PROCEDURAL CODING with Ms. Mary Jo Bowie. She is an accredited Health Information Technician, a Certified Professional Coder and holds a Bachelor of Science degree.