Coders Desk Reference for Diagnoses 2016

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  • ISBN-13: 9781622540600 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • Paperback 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2016     Published
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About The Product

When the official ICD-10-CM code description needs further explanation, the 2016 Coders` Desk Reference for Diagnoses (ICD-10-CM) has the answers. Coders need in-depth understanding of the clinical definitions of diseases and injuries, and the ICD-10-CM with an expanded and more specific code set requires even greater knowledge and skill to assign the most accurate and specific codes. With these clinical definitions and focus points, you can reduce coding errors and improve coding confidence by gaining a better understanding of the clinical meanings behind the codes.


  • Optum360 Edge—Detailed clinical descriptions. Access comprehensive clinical information at the chapter, code block, category, subcategory, and code level.
  • Optum360 Edge—Code level clinical description. Code level descriptions are provided for select diseases, injuries, external causes, other factors influencing health status, and other reasons for contact with health care providers based on: Frequency of reporting of the disease, injury, or other circumstance based on review of Medicare and other claims data; Inclusion of new, more specific, clinical information captured in the code description.
  • Optum360 Edge—Clinical focus points. Improve overall coding accuracy with additional information for complex diagnoses and injuries that require an understanding of related codes and conditions that might better describe the documented condition.
  • Numerical Organization by ICD-10-CM Code. Locate codes quickly with a resource developed to work hand-in-hand with your Optum360 ICD-10-CM code book. Designed to Enhance Understanding of ICD-10-CM. With new disease classifications and more specific codes, understanding the meaning of the clinical condition captured by each code is essential to correct code assignment and this resource is designed to explain and highlight differences between codes that may appear similar at first glance.
  • Detailed Anatomical Descriptions for Site of Injury. Coding injuries in ICD-10-CM requires more precise identification of site and the clinical descriptions provide explanations of anatomical terms in the code description to ensure that the most specific site is selected.
  • Explanations of New Classifications that Capture Severity. Terms in the code description that describe severity are identified and explained.
  • Designed for Both Novices and Seasoned Coders. All coders will find that these clinical descriptions enhance understanding of more specific diagnosis codes and new diagnostic coding concepts found in ICD-10-CM. Novices will find the clinical information needed to enhance understanding of diseases, injuries, and other reasons for contact with health care providers. Seasoned coders will find detailed explanations at the code level for less common conditions that require enhanced understanding of diseases and disease processes, injuries, and complications.
  • Illustrations. Featuring anatomy and terminology included in the ICD-10-CM classification system.
  • Prefixes and Suffixes, and Abbreviations and Acronyms. The introductory chapters include a list of prefixes and suffixes with their definitions. A list of abbreviations and acronyms are listed with their meanings.

About the Contributor

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