Start now. The earlier you familiarize yourself with ICD-10-CM, the easier the transition will be. Be ready when the next generation of codes comes - rely on this helpful resource to make the transition between the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM code sets easier. Designed to help you prepare for the switch - this all-inclusive resource explains the differences between the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM code sets and provides a code set overview with review chapters, coding guidance, ICD-10-CM conventions, tables and guidelines. The book also includes easy-to-understand explanations of how the switch to ICD-10-CM will affect physicians and their medical practice. Looking toward the future, the American Medical Association (AMA) is committed to providing you with the tools you need to prepare for this exciting change.