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From the Publisher of Stedman's - Announcing a New Text for Medical Coding with ICD-9-CM.

BALTIMORE -- Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, publisher of the renowned Stedman's medical references, introduces the new Learning to Code with ICD-9-CM for Health Information Management and Health Services Administration, by Thomas J. Falen, M.A., R.H.I.A, L.H.R.M. and Aaron Liberman, Ph.D. Presenting key medical coding information in a system-based approach, medical coding students will learn the essential ICD-9-CM coding skills they will need to succeed in their careers, and professionals can also use this concise text for a desk reference, continuing education training and more.

"This is a comprehensive text that's ideal for students of ICD-9-CM coding, health management information, and health service administration," says Julie Stegman, Publisher. "It provides a thorough representation of the ICD-9-CM guidelines on coding practice and the unique feature of Case Studies using actual medical records, which will enable students to learn to apply medical codes accurately and efficiently."


Features of Learning to Code with ICD-9-CM include:

--Coverage of diagnosis, the process of diseases, and ICD-9-CM codes as they relate to body systems and reimbursement rules.

--Instruction on how to code medical documentation from actual medical reports, including clinical resumes, history and physicals, progress notes, operative reports, lab work, and X-rays.

--Information explaining how the coding process affects reimbursement, plus proper coding rules and how you can help a healthcare facility improve reimbursement rates. A section presents a "big picture" focus on the impact of coding on Health Services Administration.

--Coding Practice exercises are designed to help strengthen mastery of ICD-9-CM codes.

--67 case studies that test students' knowledge by having them identify and code diagnoses and procedures from actual medical records.

--Coding Tips and Red Flags provide practical "pearls" for beginning coders and advice on how to avoid common coding errors.

--Coding Practice I exercises at the end of each chapter include chapter review questions to give readers a diagnosis or procedure and prompts them to provide the proper code.

--Coding Practice II exercises at the end of each chapter allow users to use actual medical reports to assess their coding skills.

--Tables of word parts and meanings provide reminders of critical word parts and meanings of medical terms in each disease-specific chapter.

--Detailed illustrations help users to visually understand codes increasing their comprehension process.

For more information on this and other Stedman's resources, visit


Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, is a leading international publisher of professional health information resources for physicians, nurses, specialized clinicians and students. Nearly 275 periodicals and 1,500 books in more than 100 disciplines are published under the LWW brand, as well as content-based sites and online corporate and customer services. Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is a unit of Wolters Kluwer, a multinational information services company with annual sales of more than 3.4 billion and 20,000 employees.
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