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2014 Edition of the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding Handbook Has Published

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 26, 2013

American Hospital Association (AHA) Central Office director of coding and classification Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, has authored the 2014 edition of the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding Handbook, which published this month.

Particularly because of Ms. Leon-Chisen’s close involvement with the ICD-10-CM/PCS code sets, the Handbook contains the most accurate and up-to-date ICD-10-CM/PCS information available. Ms. Leon-Chisen encourages use of the Handbook as a training tool and reference. She advises that, “With ICD-10-CM/PCS coding changes just around the corner and effective October 1, 2014, it is imperative that organizations do what they need to do now to prepare.”

The new 2014 Handbook follows the popular Faye Brown edition style. Key features include Coding Clinic ICD-10-CM/PCS advice and clarification on "gray areas", more than 60 new exercises and case studies, engaging illustrations and visual elements, and a built-in workbook of case summary exercises.

The 2014 Handbook reflects the most recent versions of the Official Coding Guidelines, including the latest updates from the Cooperating Parties.

For more information or to reserve a copy, please click on the Products tab at or call 800/242-2626.

About the Author

Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, heads the AHA Central Office on ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM/PCS and the Central Office on HCPCS. She is the executive editor of AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS and a member of the Cooperating Parties, the group responsible for the authoring and approval of the ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.

About AHA Central Office

The American Hospital Association's Central Office serves as the official U.S. Clearinghouse on medical coding for the proper use of the ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, Level I HCPCS (CPT-4 codes) for hospital providers and certain Level II HCPCS codes for hospitals, physicians and other health professionals.

About the American Hospital Association

The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes nearly 5,000 member hospitals and 43,000 associate members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends.

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