The handbook's format and style of presentation follows that of previous editions inspired by the Faye Brown approach to coding instruction. The handbook is authored by Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, Director of Coding and Classification at the AHA.
Fiscal year 2021 code updates, including new information on COVID-19, vaping-related disorder, history of diabetes mellitus or hypertension, immunodeficiency, cytokine release syndrome,cerebrospinal fluid leak, intracranial hypotension, neonatal cerebral infarction, and “chronic stroke”
Up-to-date guidance on coding signs and symptoms, diseases, disorders, procedures, conditions, complications of care, long-term care, and more
Reflects the Official Coding Guidelines
Over 200 chapter-based and final review exercises
Built-in workbook of case summary exercises
More than 50 four-color illustrations of anatomy, common disorders, and procedures
Dr. Z's Cardiothoracic Surgery Coding Reference by ZHealth Publishing