BC Advantage - 2006 Issue 4

ICD-9 Coding for Beginners - MARCH 2006 EDITION

ICD-9 Coding for Beginners Audience This manual is designed for new Part A and Part B medical coding and billing personnel. Course Description This course provides an introduction to the International Classification of Diseases, (Ninth Revision), Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) manual. Volumes 1 and 2 are discussed at length including discussion of the coding tables in Volume 2. Participants will learn the importance of coding to the "highest level of specificity" using practical examples and gain an understanding of the ICD-9 footnotes, symbols, instructional notes and conventions. Volume 3 is briefly discussed for Part A providers Required Materials ICD-9-CM manual...

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