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HCPro Launches Coding Manuals for 2008 ICD-9-CM and HCPCS Codes.



MARBLEHEAD, Mass. -- HCPro Inc., a leading publisher of coding education and training products for health information management (HIM) professionals, announces the development of coding manuals for 2008 ICD-9-CM ICD-9-CM International Classification of Disease, 9th edition, Clinical Modification
A standardized classification of disease, injuries, and causes of death, by etiology and anatomic localization and codified into a 6-digit number, which allows
 and HCPCS HCPCS Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System  codes.

"As a leading provider of e-learning, Boot Camps Software from Apple that enables an Intel x86-based Macintosh to host the Windows XP operating system. Boot Camp is used to divide the hard disk into Windows and Mac partitions, to install the necessary drivers and to create a dual boot environment. , and other educational materials for coding and billing training, it makes sense for us to complete our suite of offerings by publishing coding manuals," says company president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  Bruce Guzowski. "Coders and HIM professionals turn to HCPro every day for online and electronic resources, newsletters, books, audioconferences and Webcasts. By developing this line of coding manuals, coders will be able to get all the tools they need for success from one source. It's one-stop shopping."

HCPro's manual line includes:

2008 ICD-9-CM Manual Volumes 1, 2, and 3 for Hospitals (http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod-5242-EM57816A.html )

2008 ICD-9-CM Manual Volumes 1 and 2 for Professional Services (job) professional services - A department of a supplier providing consultancy and programming manpower for the supplier's products.  (http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod-5241-EM57816A.html )

2008 HCPCS Level II Manual (http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod-5287-EM57816A.html )

In addition, HCPro will sell the American Medical Association's CPT CPT

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 2008 Professional Edition (http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod-5286-EM57816A.html )

The manuals are available for individual purchase, or bundled in a hospital version package (http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod-5289-EM57816A.html ) or a professional services package (http://www.hcmarketplace.com/prod-5288-EM57816A.html) that includes the appropriate ICD-9-CM manual, the HCPCS manual, and the AMA's CPT manual.

"We've surveyed and talked to hundreds of coders about what they want to see in a code manual, and used that feedback, along with the expert guidance from our certified coder boot camp instructors, to produce eye-friendly books with the conventions coders need," Guzowski said.

The manuals will be published when 2008 codes are finalized See finalization.  and shipped prior to code implementation deadlines. For information or to place an order, use the links provided or call the HCPro Customer Service Department at 800/650-6787. Through June 30, HCPro offers a 20% discount on preorders for each manual or manual package.

About HCPRO

HCPro, Inc., is the premier publisher of information and training resources for the healthcare community. The company's product line includes newsletters, books, audioconferences, training handbooks, videos, online learning courses, Boot camp training programs, and professional consulting seminars for specialists in healthcare marketing and executive leadership, health information management, compliance, finance, accreditation, quality and patient safety, nursing, pharmaceuticals, medical staff, credentialing, long-term care long-term care (LTC),
n the provision of medical, social, and personal care services on a recurring or continuing basis to persons with chronic physical or mental disorders.
, physician practice, infection control, and safety.
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