2017 Coder's Desk Reference for Orthopedic Diagnoses

9781630128876: 2017 Coder's Desk Reference for Orthopedic Diagnoses

Master ICD-10 Orthopedic Diagnosis Coding with Lay Descriptions

Did you know that more than half of over 70,000 ICD-10-CM codes are for orthopedics? While a few providers manage to successfully wade through them, many face a whopping 25 to 35 percent drop in productivity!

Learn the meaning behind orthopedic code descriptions to work faster and stop claim denials with the new 2017 Coder's Desk Reference for Orthopedic Diagnoses (Volume 1 & II). You'll find easy-to-read descriptions of diagnoses and injuries, including step-by-step explanations of symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, related codes for laterality and encounter types, and authoritative coding tips.

The 2017 Coder's Desk Reference for Orthopedic Diagnoses (Volume 1 & II) is jam-packed with bonus features from our seasoned coding educators so you can choose the right code every time:

  • Lay descriptions for thousands of orthopedic ICD-10-CM codes including FY 2017 new/revised codes effective Oct. 1, 2016
  • Introduction to Orthopedic Diagnosis Coding training module lays the groundwork for assigning ICD-10 codes, including I-9 to I-10 crosswalks for the most common orthopedic diagnoses
  • Official Coding Guidelines for ICD-10-CM Ch. 13 (Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue) and Ch. 19 (Injury, Poisoning, and Certain Other Consequences of External Causes) ̶ translated into language you can understand with expert guidance for accurate code selection
  • Expert tips and advice for orthopedic diagnosis coding from dozens of TCI's most popular newsletter articles on critical orthopedic topics
  • Full-color anatomical illustrations of the musculoskeletal system to guide you as you review lay term descriptions for orthopedic conditions and injuries
  • And many more!

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