ICD-9-CM 2012 Professional Edition for Hospitals, Compact: Volumes 1, 2 & 3

Code quickly and effectively with the AMA's Physician ICD-9-CM 2012 Professional Edition codebook. The updated 2012 edition delivers access to important coding and reimbursement information with informative symbols and color-coding throughout. Combining the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (OGCR) listed with the codes for instant reference in a format designed for coding excellence, this codebook helps you easily access the information you need to stay up-to-date and ensure the most accurate billing for the physician practice. Designed with the end-user in mind, the 2012 edition includes dictionary-style headings for quick reference and intuitive use of color throughout including color bleed tabs and symbol keys to help easily identify proper code information. Additional Features include: * Exclusive! Full-color Frank Netter anatomical plates -- clarify complex anatomic information to help you appropriately code related procedures * Companion Web site -- features access to the latest updates, ICD -9-CM to ICD-10-CM crosswalk, MS-DRG information, and more * Coding Tips and Notes -- developed by a team of leading coding experts, define terms and provide additional coding instruction to aid in understanding difficult terminology, diseases and conditions, or coding in a specific category * Full-color coding tables -- simplify complex coding issues and speed code searches * Guide to 2012 Updates section -- provides an at-a-glance listing of all new, revised and deleted codes to help reduce denied claims due to outdated codes * Color-coded annotations -- highlight codes that require additional considerations, enhance your understanding of terminology and clarify important coding criteria for various diseases and conditions * Latest OGCR -- includes current critical coding rules listed within the codes for an instant reference * More than 200 code-specific color photographs and illustrations found next to each disease --