Medical Coding Books

As a medical biller, your medical coding books are the most important tools you possess. When we refer to medical coding books, we are mainly referring to CPT® and ICD.

CPT® and ICD-9_CM provides a standardized language to describe medical, surgical and diagnostic services and a means of tracking disease. The code sets are updated at least annually.

There are many coding books to choose from. You can buy the standard CPT® and ICD-9-CM medical coding books but there are also many books available for specialties for professional and facility billing.

Here's some minimal criteria for a good medical coding book:

Easy To Use - If I'm going to be using this book every day, I want to be able to navigate around easily. It should have a good index and be simple to use.

Common terminology cross references to medical diagnosis - I need to look up the common diagnosis the doctor has written on the superbill in order to find the medical diagnosis that I need to bill.

Summary of changes - What has changed from last year to this year? What CPT and diagnosis codes have been added, modified, redefined, or dropped.

Effective October 1, 2013, a new and larger code set, ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9. At that point, it will be even more imperative to maintain up to date medical coding books as part of your toolkit for sucessful medical billing.

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