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ICd-10-CM Coder training Manual
2012 Edition

Kathryn DeVault, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P; Ann Barta, MSA, RHIA; and Melanie Endicott, MBA/HCM, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P
Experienced ICD-9-CM coders trained by AHIMA-certified ICD-10-CM trainers can use this manual to build their knowledge of ICD-10-CM. In addition to a textual adaptation of AHIMA’s “ICD-10-CM Overview: Deciphering the Code,” a distance education course that is a prerequisite to AHIMA’s ICD-10 Academies, the manual contains references to and explanations of ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and conventions. It provides ICD-10-CM coding exercises at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced level. These exercises emphasize all aspects of the coding classification system to allow students to apply their knowledge of coding principles and definitions. Answers are also provided.

Key Features

• Overview of ICD-10-CM, with review questions, that establishes base of understanding from which to build knowledge and skill
• ICD-10-CM coding conventions and coding guidelines review
• Beginning, intermediate, and advanced coding exercises in ICD-10-CM for inpatient and outpatient cases
• Case scenarios by chapter, including site-specific cases (home health, LTC, physician, hospital inpatient, hospital outpatient)
• Detailed, complex ICD-10-CM case studies and scenarios from health records
• Lists of ICD-10-CM resources and references

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Prod. No. AC206812 • ISBN: 9781584263395 • 260 pages • Spiralbound • © 2012 • Member Price: $76.95 • Price: $95.95 • eBook Available

ICd-10-PCs Coder training Manual

2012 Edition

Kathryn DeVault, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P; Ann Barta, MSA, RHIA; and Melanie Endicott, MBA/HCM, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P
Experienced ICD-9-CM coders trained by AHIMA-certified ICD-10-PCS trainers can use this manual to build their knowledge of ICD-10-PCS. In addition to a textual adaptation of AHIMA’ s “ ICD-10-PCS Overview: Deciphering the Code,” a distance education course that is a prerequisite to AHIMA ’s ICD-10 Academies, the manual contains references to and explanations of ICD-10-PCS coding guidelines and conventions. It provides ICD-10-PCS coding exercises at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced level. These exercises emphasize all aspects of the coding classification system to allow students to apply their knowledge of coding principles and definitions. Answers are also provided.

Key Features

• Overview of ICD-10-PCS, with review questions, that establishes base of understanding from which to build knowledge and skill
• ICD-10-PCS definitions and guidelines review, including root operations
• Basic and intermediate coding exercises covering all root operation groups in the ICD-10-PCS medical and surgical section
• Detailed, complex ICD-10-PCS case studies and scenarios from health records
• Lists of ICD-10-PCS resources and references

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Prod. No. AC207812 • ISBN: 9781584263647 • 320 pages • Spiralbound • © 2012 • Member Price: $76.95 • Price: $95.95 • eBook Available

Basic ICD-10-CM/PCS

Coding Exercises
Lou Ann Schraffenbe

Basic ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding Exercises was created to give beginning coders practical, skill-building experience. Designed with industry expert input, it can be used as a companion to Basic ICD-10- CM/PCS and ICD-9-CM Coding or as a stand-alone workbook for students new to coding practice.

Basic ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding Exercises trains students to make realistic diagnostic and procedural coding decisions by presenting coding cases that come from real healthcare encounters and reflect the reality of coding today.

Exercises and chapters are organized by the 21 chapters of the ICD-10-CM tabular list. The book reflects the 2012 ICD-10 codes from the December 2011 code release.

•Chapter organization to conform with the 21-chapter ICD-10-CM tabular list
•Includes ICD-10-PCS thirty-one (31) root operations
•Presents de-identified records of patient care encounters— rather than one-line diagnosis statements—to build realistic decision-making skills
•Offers the next step in coding practice for increased proficiency
•Provides professional knowledge and the practice needed to master the effective application ICD-10-CM codes
•Includes full answer key at the back of the book

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Prod. No. AC210512 • ISBN: 9781584262480 • 200 pages • Softcover • © 2012 • Member Price: $41.95 • Price: $52.95

Transitioning to ICD-10-CM/PCS: The Essential Guide to General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs)

Kathy Giannangelo,MA,RHIA,CCS,CPHIMS, FAHIMA

Transitioning to ICD-10-CM/PCS: The Essential Guide to General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs) is an introduction to the general purpose translation tool created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with assistance from both the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Users of ICD-9-CM coded data—including coding professionals, HIM professionals, data managers and analysts, health statistics analysts, informatics professionals, auditors, and consultants—need a clear path in their transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS. Transitioning to ICD-10-CM/ PCS: The Essential Guide to General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs) covers all the critical GEMs-related information needed to assist these individuals with data conversion in one handy manual, ideal for both small and large projects.

Typical projects where an understanding of the GEMs and how they should be utilized is needed:

• When translating lists of codes, code tables, or other coded data
• When converting a system or application containing ICD-9-CM codes
• When creating a “one-to-one” applied mapping between code sets that will be used in an ongoing way to translate records or other coded data
• When studying the differences in meaning between the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-PCS

Includes information on:
• Why GEMs are needed
• The types of GEMs available
• How the GEMs should be interpreted
• A review of applied mappings
• Best practices for GEM use

Key Features

Transitioning to ICD-10-CM/PCS: The Essential Guide to General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs) will provide users with guidance in their projects such as:

• Converting payment systems and disease management programs
• Translating ICD-9-CM–based payment and coverage edits
• Developing a backwards ICD-10-CM/PCS to ICD-9-CM map to interpose between incoming ICD-10-CM/PCS coded data and an ICD-9-CM–based legacy system
• Migrating ICD-9-CM historical data to ICD-10-CM/ PCS–based representation for the purpose of conducting longitudinal analysis between ICD-9-CM coded data and ICD-10-CM/PCS coded data in long-term clinical studies
• Investigating the differences between the code sets to plan for the upcoming transition

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Prod. No. AC202810 • ISBN: 9781584262572 • 104 pages • Softcover • © 2011 • Member Price: $36.95 • Price: $45.95 • eBook Available

ICd-10-CM and ICd-10-PCs Preview

Second Edition

Anita C. Hazelwood, MLS, RHIA, FAHIMA, and Carol A. Venable, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA

This newly revised, practical introduction will help you to prepare your facility for ICD-10 implementation, as required by the notice of proposed rule making issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, effective October 1, 2013. The ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Preview, Second Edition, is the perfect guide for professional coders, managers, information systems personnel, clinicians, health insurers, and other users of coded clinical data who need to come up to speed on ICD-10.

The ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Preview is a complete in-service educational tool and includes:

• Written overview of the system
• CD-ROM with PowerPoint® presentations
• Easy-to-understand fact sheets Order today…for a powerful head start!

A companion workbook, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Preview Exercises, is available for purchase.

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Prod. No. AC206009 • ISBN: 9781584262237 • 232 pages • Softcover • © 2009 • Member Price: $70.95 • Price: $88.95 • eBook Available

ICd-10-CM and ICd-10-PCs Preview exercises

Second Edition

Ann Barta, MSA, RHIA

The second edition of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Preview Exercises prepares current coding professionals with knowledge required by the implementation of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, and will ready coding students for a smooth transition into the workplace. Updated with the 2011 updates to the codesets, the exercises in ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Preview Exercises give early adopters, consultants, and trainers a practical opportunity to familiarize themselves with the basic structure of ICD-10, and to understand its similarities and differences from ICD-9.

Includes

Part 1

• Helps experienced ICD-9 coders by asking for answers in both ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes
• Illustrates updates in the codesets, identifies code locations in the index and tabular volumes, compares codes, and specifies documentation needed for both codes

Part 2

• Reinforces ICD-10 knowledge
• Focuses exclusively on ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes
• Provides detailed rationales for every answer
• Builds on ICD-9 knowledge for the transition to ICD-10 mastery

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Prod. No. AC216011 • ISBN: 9781584263159 • 160 pages • Softcover • © 2012 • Member Price: $39.95 • Price: $49.95 • eBook Available

Pocket guide of ICd-10-CM and ICd-10-PCs

Ann M. Zeisset, RHIT, CCS-P, CCS, and Sue E. Bowman, RHIA, CCS

The Pocket Guide of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS is your source for gaining a basic understanding of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. HIM and coding professionals—as well as information technology department staff and vendors— need this crucial information during the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10-CM/PCS. Working in an HIM-related field? Worried about understanding the upcoming changes? Skim this brief overview and summary of ICD-10 instead of wading through pages of ICD-10-CM/PCS information with little or no relevance to your section of the field. This guide is written by nationally recognized experts on ICD-10-CM/ PCS, so you’ll know it’s information you can trust.

• Provides concise, easily approachable reference material
• Explains key issues to pick up and communicate to your IT department
• Describes why the change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is needed
• Outlines transition requirements—use it while establishing your plan for the change

Key Features

• Explains key differences between ICD-9-CM/PCS and ICD-10-CM/PCS
• Provides information on how this major change affects your role
• Convenient, portable size—carry it anywhere!

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Prod. No. AC203010 • ISBN: 9781584262527 • 208 pages • Softcover • © 2011 • Member Price: $16 • Price: $20 • eBook Available

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10-Pack Product Number: AC203010P • Price: $100

Root operations: Key to Procedure Coding in ICD-10-PCS

Ann Zeisset, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, and Ann Barta, MSA, RHIA

Determining the root operation—or intent of a procedure—is essential to accurate coding, and illustrates the precision of the code values defined in the ICD-10-PCS system. Root Operations: Key to Procedure Coding in ICD-10-PCS offers coding professionals and students the tools to differentiate and contrast procedures coded in ICD- 9-CM with those coded in ICD-10-PCS. Root operations of ICD-10-PCS are highlighted to clarify and explain critical factors to consider in correct code assignment.

The tools and strategies in Root Operations: Key to Procedure Coding in ICD-10-PCS address all sections of ICD-10-PCS, provide detailed explanation of all root operations, offer a snapshot of anatomy and physiology for ICD-10-PCS, and define and illustrate code structure for each section. Coding professionals and coding students learn the essential root operations and ICD-10-PCS definitions to perform accurate coding.

Key Features

• Provides groundwork for understanding ICD-10-PCS
• Concentrates on the root operation (character 3) of ICD-10-PCS
• Excellent foundation for new or proficient coders
• Helps to enable a steady transition to ICD-10-PCS

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Prod. No. AC211010 • ISBN: 9781584262664 • 248 pages • Softcover • © 2011 • Member Price: $56.95 • Price: $71.95 • eBookAvailable

Implementing ICd-10-CM/PCs for Hospitals

Tori E. Sullivan, RHIA, MHA, PMP, Gale C. McNeill, RHIA, CCS, and Kathleen E. Wall, MS, RHIA

This book provides sample tools for implementing ICD-10-CM/PCS within the large hospital facility environment. This toolkit provides a guide to the most comprehensive approach necessary to complete the preparation for ICD-10-CM/PCS. The tools provided in this book can be modified to fit individual, smaller organizations. Using these tools will provide continuity during the project.

Key Features

• Customizable tools on CD, including a sample implementation plan in Microsoft Project
• Comprehensive project management guidance
• Action steps throughout the book

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Prod. No. AC201009 • ISBN: 9781584262381 • 256 pages • Softcover • © 2010 • Member Price: $70.95 • Price: $88.95 • eBookAvailable

ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach
Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, and Therese M.Jorwic,MPH,RHIA,CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA

This comprehensive text is devoted to learning and mastering the process of building codes in the new procedure coding system, ICD-10-PCS. This new system will require all current coding professionals and students in academic programs to become proficient in using the system for inpatient procedures.

The text begins with a detailed review of the structure and design of the ICD-10-PCS system including a description of the code format and official ICD-10-PCS Coding Guidelines. A thorough description of coding concepts that are unique to ICD-10-PCS and the steps in building an ICD-10-PCS code are included, as well as a systematic review of the root operations.

Each of the body systems from the main section of ICD-10-PCS, Medical and Surgical, are methodically examined, with a thorough review of the function and anatomy of the system, along with the root operations, body parts, approaches, devices, and qualifiers that are used in each body system. This same process is used in reviewing all other sections.

Extensive self-tests, coding practice exercises, and case study coding, reinforce the information in the text. A CD-ROM of additional resources and activities is included.

Key Features
•Detailed anatomical drawings
•Thorough explanation of root operations
•Written specifically for inpatient coding education

Prod. No. AC201111 • ISBN: 9781584262824 • Approx. 704 pages • Softcover • © 2012 • Member Price: $76.95 • Price: $95.95 • eBookAvailable

Principles of Healthcare Reimbursement

Third Edition
Anne B.Casto,RHIA,CCS, and Elizabeth Layman,PHD,RIHA,CCS,FAHIMA

Principles of Healthcare Reimbursement is an up-to-date textbook that provides an understanding of how reimbursement systems affect providers, payers, consumers, policy makers, and the development of classification and information technology systems. You’ll gain concise explanations of various methodologies that typify managed care, commercial insurance, and government-sponsored prospective payment systems. Principles of Healthcare Reimbursement also compares and contrasts systems and instructs students on accessing and using related resources like fee schedules, payment classification groups, and exclusion lists necessary for accurate reimbursement. The book contains updated changes to reimbursement systems including, but not limited to, all types of:

• Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
• Electronic submission
• Pay for performance
• MS-DRGs
• Present on admission (POA) and hospital-acquired conditions
• Prospective payment systems

Key Features
•Integrates information about all US healthcare payment systems into one authoritative source
•Examines complex financial systems within today’s healthcare environment and explores the basics of health insurance and public funding programs, managed care contracting, and how services are paid
•Provides history and step-by-step details about how payment systems function

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Prod. No. AB202010 • ISBN: 9781584262435 • 360 pages • Hardcover • © 2012 • Member Price: $75.95 • Price: $89.95 • eBookAvailable

Coding and Reimbursement for Hospital Outpatient Services

Second Edition
Susan Von Kirchoff,MED,RHIA,CCS,CCS-P

A thorough overview of OPPS, claims preparation, coding guidelines, and documentation.

Coding and Reimbursement for Hospital Outpatient Services, Second Edition, provides an informative treatment of coding and reimbursement under OPPS and outlines steps for claims preparation and billing requirements. This edition covers:

• New APC Medicare reimbursement methodology
• New composite APCs under OPPS
• Payment status indicators for the hospital OPPS for 2008
• Required modifiers for Medicare hospital outpatient services
• Medicare OCE edits for 2008
• Changes for drug administration services and payments
• APC compliance strategies
• Coverage determinations, including LMRPs
• OPPS/ASC rule changes
• Codes and payment levels for Type A and Type B EDs
• UB-04 claim form

Key Features
•Real-world coding and billing examples are provided throughout the book
• Case studies include questions and answers to test your understanding
• Anatomical drawings
• Chapters are conveniently organized by body systems and include APC examples

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Prod. No. AC206308 • ISBN: 9781584261919 • 504 pages • Softcover • © 2009 • Member Price: $75.95 • Price: $97.95

Effective Management of Coding services: The Clinical Coding Manager’s Handbook

Fourth Edition

Lou Ann Schraffenberger, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA, and Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA

Management of Coding Services has helped train new and future coding managers and provided a valuable resource for those already in practice. Led by trusted industry leaders at the helm, this essential textbook and reference returns with expanded coverage of the wide variety of tasks, topics, and knowledge necessary to manage the coding function in today’s increasingly complex environment.

The fourth edition of Effective Management of Coding Services is revised and updated to include:

• Alternative staffing solutions
• Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) programs
• Coding in specialized care settings
• Performance management and process improvement
• Increased guidance on writing a request for proposal
• A full set of teaching resources—including instructor’s manual, additional test questions, and PowerPoint presentations—is included.

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Prod. No. AC100009 • ISBN: 9781584262343 • 568 pages • Softcover • © 2011 • Member Price: $70.95 • Price: $87.95

The Charge description Master Handbook

Anne B. Casto, RHIA, CCS

The Charge Description Master (CDM) has been a component of the healthcare facility revenue cycle for many years. However, the role of the CDM has changed drastically in the past ten years with the implementation of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS). Maintaining and managing the CDM has become a full-time position at most facilities.

The Charge Description Master Handbook was created to be a reference manual for CDM coordinators and managers. The information provided in this text will provide these professionals with not only CDM basics, but also with best practices, problem solving skills, and a solid understanding of CDM compliance necessities.

Each chapter of The CDM Handbook discusses a different component of CDM management. As CDM managers, analysts, and coordinators move through this text they will acquire the knowledge necessary to successfully develop and manage CDM processes and procedures at their facilities.

A one-stop shop for CDM information, The CDM Handbook offers an in-depth look at complex CDM issues, including:

• A history of the CDM, as well as current perspectives on the utilization of the CDM in the healthcare revenue cycle
• A detailed look at the data elements included in a typical CDM, with key information on each element to assist CDM managers following best practices to develop and maintain the CDM at their facilities
• An in-depth look at the maintenance process, with explanations of the basic components of a maintenance plan that will help managers and coordinators develop their own plans
• A step-by-step look at developing and executing CDM workflows, crucial for analysis and modification of the reader’s existing workflows
• A detailed discussion of compliance guidance and the process of ensuring compliance at your facility
• An in-depth look at CDM standardization, also known as CDM consolidation, including case studies that illustrate best practices in CDM standardization
• A beginning-to-end discussion of the audit process, including best practices, key audit elements, and potential pitfalls
• An overview of how prices (also known as charges or rates) are established, with a thorough discussion on the importance of price transparency
• An examination of some typically troublesome CDM areas, with helpful suggestions and ways to solve problems within high-risk areas before a compliance issue arises

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Prod. No. AB101010 • ISBN: 9781584262503 • 160 pages • Softcover • © 2011 • Member Price: $64.95 • Price: $80.95

Documentation for Medical Practices

Cheryl Gregg Fahrenholz, RHIA, CCS-P

A comprehensive, one-of-a-kind learning tool, Documentation for Medical Practices incorporates traditional health information management (HIM)

Documentation practices with state-of-the-art considerations for the electronic health record (EHR) in medical practices. Discover solutions for the unique needs of medical practices with chapters on health record content, accreditation standards, risk management, liability, consumer-driven implications, as well as reimbursement considerations, regulations, and policy.

Included is the knowledge that healthcare professionals need to document accurately in the medical practice arena. This exhaustive resource provides exercises, a glossary, web site listings, and extensive references to assist compliance in the medical practice, as well as a CD-ROM packed with electronic resources and sample forms.

Documentation for Medical Practices is ideal for classroom use in two- and four-year HIM programs. Additionally, because of the daily challenges they face in regulatory compliance and proper documentation within medical practices, healthcare professionals on all levels will find this to be a must-have tool.

Includes coverage for
• Physicians
• Advanced practice nurses
• Physician assistants
• Other clinical staff including nurses, LPNs, social workers, and occupational therapists

The CD-ROM contains numerous valuable resources and tools for use in medical practices, including more than 50 sample forms from a wide variety of practice settings.

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Prod. No. AB101509 • ISBN: 9781584262282 • 568 pages • Softcover • © 2011 • Member Price: $75.95 • Price: $89.95

Clinical Coding Workout: Practice Exercises for Skill Development

2012 Edition
Kathy Giannangelo,MA,RHIA, CCS, CPHIMS, FAHIMA; Anita C. Hazelwood, MLS, RHIA, FAHIMA; and Carol A.Venable,MPH,RHIA, FAHIMA

AHIMA’s best-selling Clinical Coding Workout is the workbook for coding students to practice coding with case excerpts from real medical records and questions, and for professionals to refresh their skills with annual code updates. This edition includes all-new exercises for coding ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. Where applicable, ICD-9 and ICD-10 answers are shown side-by-side.

Content is refreshed and updated year to year to remain current with medical technology, procedures, and diagnoses. The answer key for scenarios and case excerpts includes rationale to increase understanding and application of code sets.

The book includes a complete list of competencies for each of AHIMA’s coding certifications: Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), and Certified Coding Specialist—Physician-based (CCS-P) so users can identify in which domains and competencies further study is needed.

Key Features
•Includes case excerpts from real medical records
•Allows professionals to refresh their skills with annual code updates
•Content includes current and new medical technology, procedures, and diagnoses

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2012 Edition with Answers (includes CD)
Prod. No. AC201512 • ISBN 9781584263333 • 936 pages • Softcover • © 2012 • Member Price: $74.95 • Price: $98.95

2012 Edition without Answers
Prod. No. AC201612 • ISBN 9781584263340 • 508 pages • Softcover • © 2012 • Member Price $54.95 • Price: $68.95

New Edition Expected June 2012
2013 Edition with Answers (includes CD)
Prod. No. AC201513 • ISBN: 9781584263692 • Approx. 500 pages • Softcover • © 2012 • Member Price: $54.95 • Price: $$68.95

2013 Edition without Answers
Prod. No. AC201613 • ISBN: 9781584263708 • Approx. 600 pages • Softcover
• © 2012 • Member Price: $54.95 • Price: $$68.95

Basic ICD-10-CM/PCS and ICD-9-CM Coding

2012 Edition
Lou Ann Schraffenberger,MBA,RHIA,CSS, CCS-P, FAHIMA

Previously titled Basic ICD-9-CM Coding, Basic ICD-10-CM/PCS and ICD-9-CM Coding, 2012 Edition, provides students and in-training professionals with a balanced approach to coding. In-depth instruction and practical exercises build a foundation from which to apply ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS conventions and rules to everyday examples and exercises using actual case documentation. New 50/50 ICD-9 and ICD-10 content intended to give the student a basic level of understanding ICD-10-CM/PCS will allow them to begin the education process of transitioning to coding with ICD-10-CM/PCS.

An instructor’s guide is available, with additional exercises, an answer key, background information, pointers for students, and PowerPoint slides for the classroom. A companion workbook, Basic ICD-9-CM Exercises, Third Edition, is available for purchase.

New with This Edition
• Updated to 2012 codes, effective October 1, 2011
• 50/50 ICD-10 and ICD-9 content
• CD-ROM includes 11 appendices of valuable material for coding students, including the full text of the official coding guidelines for both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM
• New chapter on the Introduction to the Prospective Payment System

Key Features
• Chapters are organized by body systems, with a step-by-step approach to rules, rationale for use, and numerous exercises, plus procedure coding
• Each chapter in the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS classification system is addressed with exercises to apply coding knowledge and skills
• Focused instruction on critical areas such as Prospective Payment Systems and supplementary codes provides a professional perspective
• Expanded coverage of ICD-10-CM/PCS helps students learn about the new code set prior to implementation.

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Prod. No. AC200511 • ISBN: 9781584263180 • 528 pages • Softcover © 2012 • Member Price: $76.95 • Price: $99.95 • eBook Available

New Edition Expected July 2012
Prod. No. AC200512 • ISBN: 9781584263685 • Aprox. 700 pages • Softcover © 2012 • Member Price: $76.95 • Price: $99.95

Basic ICD-9-CM Coding Exercises

Third Edition
Lou Ann Schraffenberger,MBA,RHIA,CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA

Basic ICD-9-CM Coding Exercises was created to give beginning coders practical, skill-building experience. Designed with industry expert input, it can be used as a companion to Basic ICD-9-CM Coding or as a stand-alone workbook for students new to coding practice.

Basic ICD-9-CM Coding Exercises trains students to make realistic diagnostic and procedural coding decisions by presenting coding cases that come from real healthcare encounters and reflect the reality of coding today.

New exercises have been added to every chapter, and the entire book has been updated to reflect code changes effective October 1, 2010.

Key Features
•Presents de-identified records of patient care encounters— rather than one-line diagnosis statements—to build realistic decision-making skills
•Offers the next step in coding practice for increased proficiency
•Provides professional knowledge and the practice needed to master the effective application ICD-9-CM codes
•Includes full answer key at the back of the book

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Prod. No. AC210511 • ISBN: 9781584262800 • 248 pages • Softcover © 2011 • Member Price: $29.95 • Price: $37.95

New 2013 Edition
Prod. No. AC210512 • ISBN: 9781584262480 • Aprox. 200 pages • Softcover © 2012 • Member Price: $41.95 • Price: $52.95

Basic Current Procedural Terminology and HCPCS Coding

2012 Edition
Gail I.Smith,MA,RHIA,CCS-P

Beginning and intermediate coding students can excel with the 2012 edition of Basic Current Procedural Terminology and HCPCS Coding. Gain basic training in application of procedural codes from the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) and the Healthcare Procedure Coding System (HCPCS). Look for explanations of CPT® codes effective January 1, 2012, and HCPCS codes active as of October 1, 2011. Expect a thorough learning experience through real-world exercises, detailed specifics and subsets of coding, and demonstrations of code use in reimbursement. Dedicated sections for separate medical procedure categories help students differentiate between similar codes and diagnoses. Extensive artwork helps students visualize anatomy and procedures related as they practice coding.

Online Instructor’s Resources Include

•PowerPoint presentations
•Instructor’s guide
•Full answer key
•Key Features
•Skill-building exercises for every chapter, plus more than 60 additional case-based exercises
•Complete explanations of symbols and formatting used in CPT®/HCPCS coding, providing a foundation for learning and application
•Detailed chapters on modifiers, HCPCS Level II (National Codes), and reimbursement provide targeted learning, detailed coding specifics and subsets, and information on coding use in reimbursement

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Prod. No. AC200612 • ISBN: 9781584263425 • 384 pages • Softcover © 2012 • Member Price: $60.95 • Price: $75.95 • eBook Available

Basic Current Procedural Terminology and HCPCS Coding Exercises

Second Edition
Gail I.Smith,MA,RHIA,CCS-P

Beginning and intermediate coding students using the second edition of Basic Current Procedural Terminology and HCPCS Coding Exercises will reinforce their coding skills with a broad variety of exercises that build skill in all aspects of CPT® and HCPCS coding.

In addition to coding drills and real-world case studies, this book offers exercises that test knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and clinical concepts using pedagogy designed to bridge the gap between clinical documentation and coding. In-depth case studies include questions that help the student extract the information needed to determine the index terms that will lead them to the correct code assignment.

The Answer Key presented in Appendix A offers answers to all terminology and clinical concepts questions, as well as answers and detailed rationales for odd-numbered coding drills and case studies—ideal for classroom use or self-assessment by the individual coder. The author’s explanations of the correct answers, which are presented in bold type for easy self-checking, provide a better understanding of the relationship between documentation and correct assignment of CPT® code(s).

Key Features
•Exercises explore CPT® and HCPCS coding from all angles, building strength in terminology and clinical concepts to support and improve coding skills
•Detailed case studies taken from health records offer realistic coding scenarios
•“Abstract from Documentation” sections following surgical cases help the student extract key information from the health record for accurate coding
•Exercises provide targeted experience with specific categories of codes and mixed codes that occur in the real world

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Prod. No. AC210610 • ISBN: 9781584262510 • 168 pages • Softcover © 2011 • Member Price: $29.95 • Price: $37.95

ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM Diagnostic Coding and Reimbursement for Physician Services

2012 Edition
Anita C. Hazelwood, MLS, RHIA, FAHIMA, and Carol A.Venable,MPH,RHIA,FAHIMA

Written for both students and in-training professionals, ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM Diagnostic Coding and Reimbursement for Physician Services, 2012 Edition, is updated and revised to provide practice and basic training in coding applications. Hands-on experience in the application of codes from the Official ICD-9-CM Coding and Reporting Guidelines, with consideration of unique coding rules specific to physicians, provides a thorough coding instructional experience. ICD-10 snapshots, detailed appendices, review exercises, and quizzes are included.

Key Features
•Designed to address inconsistency in coding rules, value of clean claim forms, and difficulties working with third-party payers.
•A complete explanation of symbols and formatting used in ICD-9-CM coding provides a foundation for additional learning and application.
•Chapters are dedicated to separate body systems, identifying the most commonly diagnosed diseases and coding guidelines.
•Exercises provide targeted experience with specific categories of codes, and self-tests offer experience with mixed codes, as occurs in the real world.
•Practical appendices provide immediate knowledge on industry standards, and self-tests provide a progress benchmark.
•Studies of patient care rather than one-line diagnoses provide real world practice
•New chapter “Introduction to ICD-10-CM,” provides an overview of the ICD-10-CM coding system as well as information regarding converting from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM.
•ICD-10 Snapshots at the end of every chapter

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Prod. No. AC201211 • ISBN: 9781584263166 • 456 pages • Softcover © 2012 • Member Price: $76.95 • Price: $95.95

Procedural Coding and Reimbursement for Physician Services: Applying Current Procedural Terminology and HCPCS

2012 Edition
Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA

Procedural Coding and Reimbursement for Physician Services: Applying Current Procedural Terminology and HCPCS introduces the basic principles and conventions of CPT® and HCPCS coding while delivering the experience-based knowledge needed to code confidently and efficiently.

Gain basic training and application practice:

•Exercises based on actual case documentation provide hands-on experience
•Practice analyzing and coding clinical data
•Self-assessment through multiple choice questions and open-ended exercises
•Free online instructor’s guide

Key Features
•Illustrates the latest code sets for immediate comprehension
•Chapter subsections address systems, procedures, and practice settings
•Artwork to help visualize anatomy and related procedures
•More than 80 case-based coding scenarios in appendix B
•Hundreds of practice questions, including chapter exercises, chapters test, and test banks items in the instructor’s guide

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Prod. No. AC201312 • ISBN: 9781584263449 • 592 pages • Softcover © 2012 • Member Price: $76.95 • Price: $95.95 • eBook Available

Coding and Reimbursement for Hospital Inpatient Services

Third Edition
Karen S. Scott, MEd, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC,with Joy King,RHIA,CCS

In Coding and Reimbursement for Hospital Inpatient Services, Third Edition, coding professionals and educators will discover a unique and valuable resource to assist them with understanding the complexities of coding for inpatient reimbursement. Those training for positions in the coding field will find a useful guide to enhance their inpatient coding knowledge base as they prepare for certification. New material is included on Present on Admission coding and Medicare Severity-adjusted Diagnostic Related Groups (MS-DRGs). Each chapter is supplemented by exercises and case studies, and the book’s appendices provide a wealth of additional resources. The CD-ROM included with this book provides sample forms and other useful tools.

Coding and Reimbursement for Hospital Inpatient Services provides a thorough review for coding professionals, educators, and students with coverage of:

•Reimbursement and methodologies specific to inpatient practice settings
•Structure and organization of Medicare inpatient acute care Prospective Payment System
•Relationship between coding and MS-DRG assignment
•Data quality and coding compliance processes related to coding and reimbursement for inpatient services

New Information! This updated edition includes new material on:

•ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS and how these systems will impact inpatient reimbursement
•The latest information on Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC) audits
•Updated information on MS-DRGs and Medicare reimbursement in other inpatient settings
•New articles and tools to assist with coding quality, physician queries, and coding compliance

The CD-ROM Contains

•Sample audit forms and tools
•Case studies from the text
•Exercises from the text
•AHIMA Practice Brief: Internet Resources for Accurate Coding and Reimbursement Practices (Updated)

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Prod. No. AC206210 • ISBN: 9781584262619 • 320 pages • Softcover ©2011- Member Price: $66.95 • Price: $83.95 • eBook Available

Present on Admission

Second Edition
Gail Garrett,RHIT

This edition expands on the fundamentals of present on admission (POA) assignment. Key issues and concerns arising from these regulations are addressed, especially the new requirement to implement the hospital-acquired condition payment provision on all Medicare claims. This information is essential for:

•Inpatient coding and reimbursement professionals
•Quality specialists
•Risk managers
•Physicians in hospital practice
•Hospital information technology professionals

Present on Admission, Second Edition, explains the details and ramifications of the POA indicator, helping you become your organization’s resident POA expert.

Key Features

•Overview of history and use of POA indicator
•In-depth explanation of coding requirements
•Challenging application exercises
•Addresses new hospital-acquired conditions (HAC) payment provision
•Discusses successfully managing implications of POA and HAC
•Guidance on implementing new coding requirements
•Appendices include pertinent forms, documents, and resources

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Prod. No. AB121209 • ISBN: 9781584262244 • 128 pages • Softcover © 2009 • Member Price: $41.95 • Price: $52.95

Analyzing the Financial Impact of MS-DRGs

Linda A. Hyde, RHIA, and Carol Spencer,RHIA

How do you analyze data to anticipate the effect of Medicare-Severity adjusted DRGs on high volume, high risk, and high weight DRGs?

This publication features a step-by-step approach to conducting a facility-specific analysis, including the necessary crosswalk tables to guide the process.

A complication and co-morbidity (CC) impact analysis is included. Analysis has already been completed, listing the top 30 CCs now deleted under MS-DRGs and listing the top 30 CCs most commonly reported as the single CC on the claim. This projects potential movement to the lower-weighted MS-DRG, allowing anticipation of the financial impact and facilitating a proactive approach to mitigate negative effectives. Coding and documentation improvement opportunities are also identified.

Key Features

•Enhanced crosswalk facilitates the ability to walk from current CMS DRG system and MS-DRG system and vice-versa
•Crosswalk offers value in tracking DRG number correlation (same numbers are used for both CMS DRGs and MS-DRGs)
•Includes relative weight and Medicare Post-Acute Transfer DRG information for both systems, plus CD-ROM with customizable Excel worksheets

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Prod. No. AC400107 • ISBN: 9781584261964 • 110 pages • Softcover © 2008 • Member Price: $46.95 • Price: $58.95

Severity DRGs and Reimbursement: An MS-DRG Primer

James S.Kennedy,MD,

The leading source to address clinical terminology, communication gaps, and pay for performance principles.

This book is the only DRG and reimbursement resource to address clinical terminology, update physician providers, support personnel communication gaps, and provide pay-for-performance principles.

Severity DRGs and Reimbursement, An MS-DRG Primer responds to healthcare professionals’ needs as they are increasingly responsible for knowing the clinical basis behind ICD-9-CM, the logic of any applicable DRG methodology, and the capture and application of this knowledge in every patient’s data set.

Key Features

•Practical explanations clarify critical issues such as ICD-9-CM, APR-DRG, and MS-DRG based clinical terminology
•Clinically based approach facilitates physician communication with providers and non physician support personnel
•Experience-based examples demonstrate effective query methods
•Addresses MS-DRGs and APR-DRGs relative to opportunities for facilities utilizing APR-DRGs for quality monitoring
•Addresses the data quality necessary for effective pay-for-performance situations

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Prod. No. AB215107 • ISBN: 9781584261971 • 400 pages • Softcover © 2008 • Member Price: $61.95 • Price: $82.95

Medical Coding for Non-coders

Karen S. Scott, MEd, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC

Medical coding is the foundation of the medical reimbursement system. This book delivers a valuable introduction to medical coding for non-coding healthcare professionals. An overview of coding and reimbursement systems provides a full understanding of code sets, billing, and fraudulent coding, offering a thorough learning experience.

Presents a coding overview in an easy-to-understand format, detailing the impact of coding on reimbursement, compliance, and fraud and abuse. Addresses basic, yet critical, questions such as:

•What does a coder require to provide accurate coded data?
•How is a documented medical record converted to coded data?
•How are codes assigned?
•What are the uses of coded data and who does it benefit?

Practical appendices provide samples and explanations of each reimbursement system, plus official coding guidelines, glossary, and references.

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Prod. No. AC202208 • ISBN: 9781584261858 • 173 pages • Softcover © 2008 • Member Price: $36.95 • Price: $45.95 • eBook Available

Practical E/M: Documentation and Coding Solutions for Quality Patient Care

Second Edition
Stephen R Levinson,MD

Written by a physician, the expanded second edition delivers a proven, functional approach to making the E/M system work for physicians. Practical E/M methodology supports and promotes quality care while providing appropriate tools to build around the CPT E/M documentation principle of the “nature of presenting problem” (NPP), CPT coding guidelines and Documentation Guidelines for E/M Services. This invaluable resource will help physician practices appropriately increase bottom-line revenue by determining the correct level of care.

The new edition also responds to requests for greater breadth of Intelligent Medical Records (IMR) tools and includes:

•A Comprehensive set of sample IMR forms for the most common E/M types of services on a CD-ROM
•Tools for ER departments, nursing and home health care providers that rely on the three components of NPP
•Tools to assist physicians with other caretakers such as teaching hospitals, residents, nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants

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Prod. No. VC204910 • ISBN: 9781603590105 • 300 pages • Softcover © 2010 • Member Price: $89.95 • Price: $89.95

Benchmarking to Improve Coding Accuracy and Productivity

Donna D.Wilson,RHIA,CCS,CCDS,and Rose Dunn,MBA,CPA,RHIA, CHPS, FACHE, FHFMA, FAHIMA, Technical Editor

Healthcare professionals now have their first comprehensive resource to benchmark and improve coding accuracy and productivity and affect reimbursements. Learn how to measure coding activities against national benchmarking measures and explore best practices for measuring coding quality. For all healthcare professionals and educators accountable for:

•Coding compliance
•Financial performance
•Coding productivity
•Teaching coding

Includes

•Tools and resources to accurately benchmark coding
•Inpatient and outpatient quality monitoring tools
•Expert benchmarking data from statistically valid survey
•Appendices to help conduct a benchmark study
•Instruction on performing coding audits

Includes tools CD-ROM

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Prod. No. AC200908 • ISBN: 9781584261902 • 152 pages • Softcover © 2009 • Member Price: $54.95 • Price: $68.95

Documentation and Reimbursement for Long-Term Care

Second Edition
Ella James,MS,RHIT,CPHQ

Going beyond the basic steps of meeting minimum federal requirements.

Key Features
•Excellent resource for long-term care (LTC) administrators, nursing directors, health information managers, and privacy and security officers
•Useful for educators when teaching LTC best practices in documentation and reimbursement
•Comprehensive in addressing the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) process as well as PPS/Reimbursement and regulatory statute coverage
•Experience-based models facilitate individualized healthcare services for residents
•Chapters dedicated to reimbursement and patient safety offer critical information and guidance
•Effectively addresses care planning, narrative charting, and Medicare documentation for immediate application
•New chapters on federal funding and resident safety cover key issues

A comprehensive resource for in-depth planning on health assessment processes:

•Regular assessments of resident health status and healthcare requirements
•Interdisciplinary care planning — Documentation of resident outcomes
•Medicare and Medicaid documentation requirements
•Addresses requirements for Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) and Minimum Data Set (MDS) Resident Assessment Protocols (RAP)
•Describes best methodologies and practices that help fulfill Medicare and Medicaid requirements by detailing accurate and complete health record documentation
•Includes a CD-ROM of the appendices providing detailed tools to ensure quality documentation practices, including a crosswalk of regulations and standards (appendix A), audit tools (appendix B), inappropriate abbreviation listings (appendix C), legal documentation standards (appendix D), a complete chart order policy (appendix E), and a sample long-term care record (appendix F).

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Prod. No. AB101807 • ISBN: 9781584261841 • 400 pages • Softcover © 2008 • Member Price: $81.95 • Price: $101.95

ICD-9-CM Diagnostic Coding for Long-Term Care and Home Care

Second Edition
Charlotte Lefert, RHIA, and Ida Blevins,RHIA

Long-term care and home care staff will benefit from the reinforcement of concepts and skills needed for correct code assignment required for reimbursement and data collection purposes found in ICD-9-CM Diagnostic Coding for Long-Term Care and Home Care.

A resource and reference book specifically designed for facility staff, ICD-9-CM Diagnostic Coding for Long-Term Care and Home Care develops skills by offering:

•Specific guidance for common medical conditions in long-term care and home health
•A resource for new coders—both credentialed and non-credentialed—and a reference for nursing and billing staff
•Information related to regulations and concepts regarding ICD-9-CM diagnostic coding, facilitating staff compliance with these regulations
•Exercises to reinforce skills—beginning to advanced— included in appendix
•Review exercises provide targeted experience with specific categories of codes and the inclusion of answers allows students an opportunity for self-study
•Updated UB-04 form filing requirements
•Includes a CD-ROM of additional materials and forms essential to the long-term care and home care coder

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Prod. No. AC200807 • ISBN: 9781584261544 • 352 pages • Softcover © 2008 • Member Price: $76.95 • Price: $97.95

Certified Coding Associate (CCA) Exam Preparation

Second Edition
Dorine L. Bennett, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA, and Kathy L. Dorale, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, Editors

Certified Coding Associate (CCA) Exam Preparation provides ICD-9-CM and CPT® practice you need to face the CCA certification exam with confidence. The practice exams and practice questions included on the accompanying CD-ROM simulate the exam experience and provide opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills.

CCA Exam Preparation includes general exam information and covers the following CCA domains:
•Domain 1: Classification Systems
•Domain 2: Reimbursement Methodologies
•Domain 3: Health Records and Data Content
•Domain 4: Compliance
•Domain 5: Information Technology
•Domain 6: Confidentiality and Privacy

Key Features

•Includes 500 multiple choice questions organized by the CCA domains
•Answers include rationales and references to enhance learning
•CD-ROM provides simulated exam experience:
- 200 practice questions organized by the CCA exam domains
- Three timed, self-scoring practice exams that can be run in practice and exam simulation mode
- CCA domains and tasks are revised in this edition

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Prod. No. AC400311 • ISBN: 9781584263111 • 144 pages • Softcover © 2012 • Member Price: $54.95 • Price: $68.95

New Edition Expected July 2012
Prod. No. AC400312 • ISBN: 9781584263661 • Aprox. 150 pages • Softcover © 2012 • Member Price: $54.95 • Price: $68.95

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Exam Preparation

Fourth Edition
Jennifer Hornung Garvin,PhD,MBA, RHIA,CPHQ,CCS,CTR,FAHIMA

For exams administered July 7, 2011 through July 6, 2012.

Combining in-depth study materials covering CPT, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS Level II with comprehensive testing practice, Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Exam Preparation provides the added knowledge and test-taking skills to face the CCS certification exam with confidence. The practice exams, supplemental practice questions, case studies, and accompanying CD-ROM help simulate the exam experience, providing opportunities to test your knowledge and skills.

Key Features

•Each practice exam contains 60 multiple choice questions and 13 medical cases for coding
•Includes detailed answers, references, study resources, and test-taking strategies
•180 multiple choice items covering all nine CCS domains are also on CD-ROM to help simulate the exam experience
•CD-ROM contains 180 self-scoring practice questions covering all nine CCS domains

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Prod. No. AC400411 • ISBN: 9781584263135 • 304 pages • Softcover © 2012 • Member Price: $54.95 • Price: $68.95

New Edition Expected July 2012
Prod. No. AC400412 • ISBN: 9781584263661 • Aprox. 270 pages • Softcover © 2012 • Member Price: $54.95 • Price: $68.96

Certified Coding Specialist—Physicianbased (CCS–P) Exam Preparation

Fourth Edition
Anita C. Hazelwood, MLS, RHIA, FAHIMA; Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P,FAHIMA A;and Carol A. Venable MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA

For exams administered July 7, 2011 through July 6, 2012.

Whether you’re still a student or already on the job, Certified Coding Specialist—Physician-based (CCS–P) Exam Preparation provides the direction, skills, and knowledge you need to successfully prepare for the exam. The book’s practice exams are based on and organized by the CCS-P competency statements and will help prepare you for the exam experience.

Paired with the AHIMA publications ICD-9-CM Diagnostic Coding and Reimbursement for Physician Services and Procedural Coding and Reimbursement for Physician Services: Applying Current Procedural Terminology and HCPCS, CCS-P Exam Preparation offers everything you need to prepare for the CCS–P exam.

Key Features

•Each practice exam contains 60 multiple choice items and 16 complex medical cases for coding
•Answers include rationales and references to enhance learning
•240 multiple choice items covering all seven CCS–P domains are also on CD-ROM to help simulate the exam experience
•CD-ROM includes self-scoring feature and is Windows-compatible

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Prod. No. AC400211 • ISBN: 9781584263128 • 248 pages • Softcover © 2012 • Member Price: $54.95 • Price: $68.95

New Edition Expected July 2012
Prod. No. AC400212 • ISBN: 9781584263607 • Aprox. 240 pages • Softcover © 2012 • Member Price: $54.95 • Price: $68.95

Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) Exam Preparation

Third Edition
Patricia Shaw, MEd, RHIA, FAHIMA, and Darcy Carter,MHA,RHIA,Editors

For exams administered October 2011 through September 2012

Confidently prepare for the RHIA exam with Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) Exam Preparation. The exam experience is effectively simulated with nearly 1,000 multiple choice questions, including three complete practice exams based on the RHIA competency statements. Whether you’re still learning or ready to test your skills immediately, RHIA Exam Preparation will help prepare you for exam day.

The practice exams and practice questions are organized by the following RHIA domains:
•Domain 1: Health Data Management
•Domain 2: Health Statistics and Research Support
•Domain 3: Information Technology and Systems
•Domain 4: Organization and Management
•Domain 5: Privacy, Security, and Confidentiality
•Domain 6: Legal and Regulatory Standards
•Health Information Management: Concepts, Principles, and Practice, Third Edition, makes an excellent study companion for RHIA Exam Preparation.

Key Features

•Three complete practice exams
•More than 450 additional practice questions organized by the RHIA domains
•Answers include rationales and references
•4,500 HIM e-flashcards on CD-ROM

CD-ROM Includes

•Three timed, self-scoring practice exams
•450+ additional practice questions organized by RHIA domains and competencies
•Answers include rationales and references
•4,500 HIM e-flashcards
•Formulas for commonly computed healthcare rates and percentages

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Prod. No. AB106011 • ISBN: 9781584263357 • 296 pages • Softcover © 2012 • Member Price: $54.95 • Price: $68.95 • eBook Available

Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Exam Preparation

Third Edition
Darcy Carter, MHA, RHIA, Editor

For exams administered October 2011 through September 2012

Confidently prepare for the RHIT exam with Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Exam Preparation. The exam experience is effectively simulated with nearly 1,000 multiple choice questions and three practice exams based on the exam competency statements. Whether you’re still learning or ready to test your skills, RHIT Exam Preparation challenges, motivates, and guides you all the way to exam day.

Health Information Management Technology: An Applied Approach, Third Edition, is an excellent companion for Registered Health Information Technician Exam Preparation.

Key Features

•Book and CD-ROM have nearly 1,000 practice questions based on the RHIT exam competency statements
•CD-ROM includes three timed, self-scoring practice exams organized by the RHIT domains
•4,500 HIM e-flashcards on CD-ROM
•Commonly used healthcare rates and percentage formulas

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Prod. No. AB105011 • ISBN: 9781584263418 • 312 pages • Softcover © 2012 • Member Price: $54.95 • Price: $68.95 • eBook Available

Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) Reference Guide

Susan White,PhD,CHDA,and June E.Bronnert,RHIA,CCS,CCS-P

Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) Reference Guide is a collection of readings intended to prepare candidates for the CHDA exam. The CHDA credential was created to meet the demands of a health information management (HIM) industry that is increasingly data-driven and data-dependent. Individuals who earn the CHDA designation achieve recognition of their expertise in health data analysis, and validation of their mastery of this domain.

Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) Reference Guide is the ideal guide for individuals intending to take the CHDA exam, covering the three CHDA domains:

•Data management
•Data analytics
•Data reporting

Candidates may also find the 2010 edition of A Practical Approach to Analyzing Healthcare Data by Lynn Kuehn useful in preparing for the CHDA exam.

Key Features

•Three sections, one for each CHDA domain: data management, data analytics, and data reporting
•Compilation of more than 80 readings from AHIMA Practice Briefs, Journal of AHIMA, Perspectives in Health Information Management (HIM), and other sources organized by CHDA domains and tasks
•Alphabetical list of resources and an extensive glossary
•Basic CHDA exam information, including exam competencies

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Prod. No. AB100909 • ISBN: 9781584262671 • 656 pages • Softcover © 2010 • Member Price: $64.95 • Price: $80.95

Introduction to Computer Systems for Health Information Technology

Nanette B.Sayles,EdD,RHIA,CHPS,CCS,and Kathy C. Trawick,EdD,MAEd,RHIA

Introduction to Computer Systems for HIT covers the basic principles and mechanics of the electronic health record (EHR), data retrieval, and healthcare computer systems. Created with the needs of students and professors involved in associate’s degree programs in mind, Introduction to Computer Systems for HIT covers topics such as:

•Using hardware and software in data collection, storage, analysis, and reporting
•Confidentiality and the use of security measures to protect EHRs
•The history and influence of computers in healthcare
•Software applications used with the EHR, including spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, and the Internet
•The importance of data quality, entry, integrity, and reliability
•Each chapter features a Check Your Understanding section containing questions for self-study

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Prod. No. AB103409 • ISBN: 9781584262206 • 472 pages • Softcover © 2010 • Member Price: $54.95 • Price: $68.95

Health Information Management Technology: An Applied Approach

Third Edition
Merida L.Johns,PHD,RHIA,Editor,and,Nanette Sayles,EdD,RHIA,CHPS,CCS, FAHIMA, Editor

Health Information Management Technology: An Applied Approach creates a blueprint for success in the field, with particular emphasis on the movement toward the electronic health record (EHR). This third edition of the most widely used health information management technology textbook in the United States is updated to include current health information content and practices.

Written by distinguished leaders in the field, Health Information Management Technology: An Applied Approach guides students through two-year academic programs in preparation for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam and beyond. The material is targeted at associate-degree students in easy-to-understand languages and uses approachable examples and scenarios.

New in the Third Edition
•Comprehensive treatment of the hybrid health record, electronic document management systems, and transitioning to the EHR
•Expanded content on applying team management to clinical quality assessment, risk management, utilization management, and performance improvement principles
•Highlights the financing and delivery of health services in the United States
•Discusses information system concepts, components, and resources
•Thorough explanation of information security program development and implementation
•Reviews recent updates in federal requirements for protected healthcare information
•Additional emphasis on organizational and supervisory functions, such as budgeting, human resources, and best practices in managing health information

Key Features

•Introduces new professionals to hybrid records and EHR systems
•Real-world case studies
•Expanded instructor resources
•Prepares students for the RHIT certification exam
•Aligns with the AHIMA Model Curriculum for Associate Degree Programs
•Student workbook CD-ROM

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Prod. No. AB103110 • ISBN: 9781584262596 • 1,248 pages • Hardcover © 2011 • Member Price: $79.95 • Price: $99.95

H.I.T. or Miss: Lessons Learned from Health Information Technology Implementations

Jonathan Leviss, MD

In H.I.T. or Miss: Lessons Learned from Health Information Technology Implementations, the editors—all of whom have led successful electronic health record (EHR) and health information technology (HIT) projects—have collected case studies of HIT implementations that didn’t go as planned, offering expert insight into key obstacles that must be overcome to leverage IT and modernize and transform healthcare.

Through their study of HIT implementations that failed, the editors document, catalogue, and share key lessons that all project managers of HIT, health system leaders in informatics and technology, hospital executives, policy makers, and service and technology providers must learn in order to succeed with HIT.

H.I.T. or Miss presents a model to discuss HIT failures in a safe and protected manner, providing an opportunity to focus on the lessons offered by a failed initiative as opposed to worrying about potential retribution for exposing a project as having failed.

Key Features

•Presents 17 de-identified, author-anonymous case studies that highlight specific failures in health information technology projects
•Author’s analysis and editor’s commentary on each case
•Lessons learned presented for each case
•Appendices include an easily searchable listing of cases by project type and lessons learned, an extensive bibliography of resources, and full text of applicable AHIMA and government resources

The editor and associate editors all served on the 2007 leadership board of the Clinical Information Systems Working Group of the American Medical informatics Association (AMIA).

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Prod. No. AB102209 • ISBN: 9781584262404 • 192 pages • Softcover © 2010 • Member Price: $32.95 • Price: $39.95

Health Information Management: Concepts, Principles, and Practice

Third Edition
Kathleen M. LaTour,MA,RHIA,FAHIMA,and Shirley Eichenwald Maki,MBA,RHIA FAHIMA

Health Information Management: Concepts, Principles, and Practice is the most widely used textbook in health information management baccalaureate programs in the country. This third edition has been expanded and updated to include information on emerging issues such as electronic health records, information management, hybrid records, HIM standards development, personal health records, legality of health records, clinical classifications and terminologies, clinical quality management, ethics, and biomedical and research support. Extensive instructor resource materials such as lesson plans, chapter outlines, exercises, activities, classroom slides, and test banks are available. This book provides a complete health information management learning system.

Key Features

•Reflects current AHIMA model curricula for AHIMA and Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) accredited programs
•Is the foundation text for RHIA certification study
•Written by HIM educators and industry experts
•Check Your Understanding self-quizzes throughout each chapter ensure students build a framework for HIM principles
•Student exercises, including case studies and questions, application exercises, review quizzes, and Web resources are now on CD-ROM
•Extensive HIM glossary

Instructor Resources

•PowerPoint slides
•Instructor Guide

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Prod. No. AB103309 • ISBN: 9781584262176 • 1,056 pages • Hardcover © 2010 • Member Price: $79.95 • Price: $99.95 • eBook Available

New Edition Expected July 2012
Prod. No. AB103311 • ISBN: 9781584263593 • Aprox. 1,050 pages • Hardcover © 2012 • Member Price: $79.95 • Price: $99.95

Revenue Cycle Management Best Practices

Nadinia A.Davis,MBA,CIA,CPA, RHIA, FAHIMA

Revenue Cycle Management Best Practices will help health information professionals better understand and participate in revenue cycle management in their facilities by providing examples of how facilities can move from managing the revenue cycle by department to an interdisciplinary approach to gain significant improvements on the timely flow of revenue. This book illustrates demonstrated practices in RCM and educates the reader in understanding the interdepartmental dependencies and overall contributors to RCM with a focus on acute care hospitals from the perspective of the HIM department.

Chapter Topics Include

•Revenue cycle basics
•Cost analysis and payer contracts
•Patient access
•Documentation and charge capture
•Record completion and coding
•Claims management
•How charges become revenue

Key Features

•Illustrates best practices in RCM with a focus on acute-care hospitals from an HIM department perspective
•CD-ROM contains
- Benchmarking, case mix, and managed care pricing examples
- Sample forms, logs, questionnaires, policies, and tracking tools
- OIG Compliance Guidance for Hospitals
- AHIMA RAC Toolkit
- AHIMA CDI Toolkit
- AHIMA Practice Briefs
- Slides covering key points from each chapter
- Links to references and resources
•Glossary of basic revenue terms

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Prod. No. AB106109 • ISBN: 9781584262213 • 228 pages • Softcover © 2011 • Member Price: $70.95 • Price: $87.95

Principles of Finance for Health Information and Informatics Professionals

Susan White,PhD,CHDA

HIM professionals are expected to take on a significant role in the analysis of data and integrate data into business decisions. A compelling case for business decisions must be grounded in sound financial analysis. This text arms HIM students with the concepts to participate actively as professionals within a healthcare entity or consulting practice.

Key Features

•Covers the essentials of financial management concepts
•Provides finance and accounting vocabulary usage in a real-world context
•Prepares students to understand financial statements, financial performance management, the budgeting process, contracts, and capital expenditures

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Prod. No. AB204011 • ISBN: 9781584262978 • Approx. 220 pages • Softcover © 2012 • Member Price: $45.95 • Price: $57.95

Health Informatics Research Methods: Principles and Practice

Elizabeth J. Layman,PhD,RHIA,CCS,FAHIMA,and Valerie J.Watzlaf,PhD,RHIA, FAHIMA

Health informatics students, practitioners, and researchers now have a complete resource specific to the profession. Health Informatics Research Methods: Principles and Practice supports seasoned and novice researchers, students, and educators. The text focuses on the practical applications of research in health informatics and health information management. It provides real-life examples of research with samples of survey instruments, step-by-step listings of methodology for several types of research designs, and examples of statistical analysis tables and explanations. The book’s organization guides readers through the process of conducting research specific to health informatics concepts and functions.

Key Features

•Discusses informatics research history, paradigms, and designs
•Details research methods specific to health informatics
•Describes the process of defining the research question, data collection, and converting data to information
•Includes information on how to apply for grants and write proposals, and how to disseminate the findings

Instructor Resources

•PowerPoint Slides
•PDF Files
•Word Files
•Table of Contents

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Prod. No. AB120908 • ISBN: 9781584261810 • 456 pages • Hardcover © 2009 • Member Price: $70.95 • Price: $88.95

Enterprise Content Management and the Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Sandra Nunn, MA, RHIA, CHP

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is emerging in healthcare organizations at lightning speed. Healthcare professionals need to understand the impact of ECM applications as they impact e-Discovery, release of information, HIPAA and many other compliance and regulatory demands.

Introduces foundational aspects of and links ECM implementation to managing electronic health records (EHRs).

Key Features

•Guidelines for managing the huge volumes of electronic information that deluge people every day and how to organize, manage, store and retrieve it
•Focuses on the enormous amount of e-mail and the struggles organizations are having managing it
•Summarizes records management challenges in other industries
•Core ECM concepts
•The information life cycle
•ECM and the EHR
•Regulatory dimensions
•HIM roles within ECM
•Knowledge management
•Case studies
•CD-ROM featuring templates and matrixes for managing electronic information

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Prod. No. AB102510 • ISBN: 9781584262497 • 160 pages • Softcover © 2012 • Member Price: $56.95 • Price: $71.95

Management and Security of Health Information on Mobile Devices

Claudia Tessier,MED,RHIA

Management and Security of Health Information on Mobile Devices is AHIMA’s first text on the secure use of mobile device applications. As a health information management (HIM) professional, your challenge is to employ these devices to improve productivity while not breaching security.

Enjoy an overview of multiple mobile applications—mapped into 12 clusters—directly affecting HIM professionals, as well as useful applications for patients, clinicians, administrative personnel, emergency technicians, nurses, public health professionals, and others.

Key Features

•Explores applications currently in use and provides an outlook on apps to come
•Suggests and describes new guidelines and policies for using mobile apps
•Identifies new opportunities for professional development and new roles for HIM professionals

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Prod. No. AB108009 • ISBN: 9781584262303 • 112 pages • Softcover © 2010 • Member Price: $49.95 • Price: $62.95

Documentation for Medical Records

Barbara Odom-Wesley,PhD,RHIA, FAHIMA, and Diann Brown, MS, RHIA, CHP,Volume Editors.Chris L.Meyers, Technical Editor

Replaces Documentation for Acute Care, AB100704

The most respected resource for medical records documentation, Documentation for Medical Records is expertly revised and expanded for relevance to many healthcare settings. This book offers a practical orientation and overview of what health information management (HIM) and allied health students will encounter as they enter the healthcare profession. Content is organized for effective classroom use, meeting educator requirements and optimizing student learning. An insightful introduction to industry policies, procedures, and regulations that impact medical record documentation is also delivered.

Key Features
•Outlines basic healthcare documentation principles
•Addresses transition to electronic records
•Incorporates documentation for acute care as the practice model
•Covers documentation in ambulatory, home and hospice, behavioral, and long-term care settings
•Instructor guide available online
•CD with additional resources included

Instructor Resources

Appendix G–Principles of Form and Screen Design Preview of Chapter 3 Instructor Materials (AOE Members Only) Preview of Chapter 3 Power Point Slides (AOE Members Only)

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Prod. No. AB100708 • ISBN: 9781584261834 • 552 pages • Softcover © 2009 • Member Price: $70.95 • Price: $87.95

New Second Edition
Prod. No. AB100710 • ISBN: 9781584262626 • Approx. 560 pages • Softcover © 2012 • Member Price: $70.95 • Price: $87.95

Policies & Procedures: A Health Information Manager’s Toolkit

Jean S. Clark,RHIA,CSHA

Policies & Procedures: A Health Information Manager’s Toolkit is a comprehensive collection of policies, procedures, tools, and selected articles based on HIM best practices. In this handy resource, busy professionals like you can find practical checklists, sample policies, tools, and informative reference articles that enhance the organization and management of your organization’s key policies and procedures. Policies & Procedures: A Health Information Manager’s Toolkit also includes a CD-ROM with customizable versions of the HIM policies and procedures provided in the text.

Key Features

•Three-ring binder format
•HIM Operations guides
•e-HIM® procedures and policies
•ROI and e-Discovery
•Privacy and Security guidelines
•Disaster Planning for Health Information
•RACs and Other External Auditors evaluation samples

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Prod. No. AB112310 • ISBN: 9781584262558 • 320 pages • Binder © 2011 • Member Price: $105.95 • Price: $132.95

Clinical Documentation Improvement: Achieving Excellence

Ruthann Russo,PhD,JD,MPH,RHIT

Clinical documentation is the foundation of every patient health record. In this book, expert author Ruthann Russo clearly defines the term, explains its importance, and presents an objective and uniform set of principles that can be applied reliably in any healthcare organization’s clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program. The author identifies the key users of clinical documentation— from patients to clinicians to coding professionals to reimbursement entities—and throughout the book addresses how a strong CDI program affects them all.

Key Features

•Provides strategies for winning support from all levels of the organization and achieving program compliance.
•Offers extensive coverage of the physician query process throughout the book, including training of staff, documenting queries, and ensuring compliance.
•Dedicates an entire chapter to collecting, analyzing, and reporting program data, and offers tips throughout on measuring and reporting results.
•Helps identify opportunities for synergies between CDI programs and EHR implementation.

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Prod. No. AB121608 • ISBN: 9781584262268 • 224 pages • Softcover © 2010 • Member Price: $64.95 • Price: $81.95

Mastering Patient Flow: Using Lean Thinking to Improve Your Practice Operations

Second Edition
Elizabeth W. Woodcock,MBA,CPC,FACMPE,Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)

This best-selling medical practice efficiency primer addresses the latest trends in technology application for maximum results, cost reduction strategies, and HIPAA privacy compliance to practice operations.

This timely resource reflects the impact of technology on medical practices everywhere. Integration of technology, Internet use, practice management, EMR, and document management systems to enhance patient flow are addressed. Discover characteristics of efficient physicians in care provision, find telephone management tools, and learn new scheduling methods to predict demand and simplify appointments— including group visits and express clinics. Self-assessment tools, tips, worksheets, and case studies are also included.

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Prod. No. VB204407 • ISBN: 9781568292830 • 498 pages • Softcover © 2007 • Price: $102.00

Medical Records Disaster Planning: A Health Information Manager’s Survival Guide

Tom Walsh,CISSP;Bonnie C.Sher,RHIA,CCS,CCS-P,CPC;Gray Roselle,MD;and Shantini D.Gamage,PhD

HIM professionals must be prepared for catastrophic events and workplace disasters. What would YOU do?

Major catastrophic events require leadership from HIM professionals to ensure patient records and healthcare information are available and maintained. Medical Records Disaster Planning: A Health Information Manager’s Survival Guide is the first complete resource that addresses the HIM professional’s role in preparing for and responding to emergencies. This book contains information to guide HIM professionals in developing contingency plans and response strategies for their facilities. Applicable to all healthcare settings, this roadmap for disaster planning provides an overview of risk analysis, business continuity planning, and emergency activation and response. Realworld examples provide analysis of recent disasters involving healthcare facilities, and practical appendices feature checklists, sample plans, and additional resources. Written for HIM administrators, systems analysts, and others who lead HIM departments and inititives, this resource is also valuable to public health professionals, HIM consultants, and risk managers.

Key Features

•HIM steps to limit loss of life, captial, and business in the event of major disaster
•Sample policies for preparing and HIM disaster response plan
•Checklists and resources on disaster plan policy development
•CD-ROM with an editable sample disaster plan

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Prod. No. AB121508 • ISBN: 978158426© 2008 • 320 pages • Softcover © 2009 • Member Price: $70.95 • Price: $88.95

Calculating and Reporting Healthcare Statistics

Fourth Edition
Loretta A. Horton, MEd, RHIA, FAHIMA

In many healthcare facilities most data is generated electronically. However, it is still important for health information practitioners to understand the concepts of healthcare statistics and to know how they are generated.

Calculating and Reporting Healthcare Statistics is designed to introduce the basics of statistical computation for use in two- or four-year health information technician (HIT) or health information administration (HIA) programs. It is also an excellent reference for any healthcare professional interested in acquiring knowledge and sharpening skills in this area.

Throughout the book, the author describes how and why each kind of statistics is calculated and used and provides exercises to practice compiling important information such as inpatient service days, average length of stay and occupancy, and mortality rates. The book also covers data presentation, inferential statistics, and basic research principles.

Key Features

•Covers all AHIMA statistical domains
•Expanded student exercises
•New test bank problems to solve
•Contains all formulas studied in the chapters
•CD-ROM containing Excel exercises and Excel exercises solutions

New Edition Expected July 2012

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Prod. No. AB120711 • ISBN: 9781584263173 • Aprox. 310 pages • Softcover © 2012 • Member Price: $64.95 • Price: $80.95

Quality and Performance Improvement in Healthcare: A Tool for Programmed Learning

Fifth Edition
Patricia L. Shaw, MEd, RHIA, FAHIMA, and Chris Elliott, MS, RHIA

This is the fifth edition of the best-selling Quality and Performance Improvement in Healthcare: A Tool for Programmed Learning. Covering trends in healthcare quality control and performance, it also serves as a solid source on Performance Improvement (PI) foundations, fundamentals, and core principles. A team of experts has thoroughly revised and filled it with the latest information on this crucial topic.

Quality and Performance Improvement in Healthcare includes updated information on:

•National Patient Safety Goals
•Pay-for-performance
•“Never Events”
•Community-acquired and healthcare-associated infections
•Multi-drug resistant organisms

Key Features

•Reinforces understanding of performance improvement concepts and issues with case studies and real-world scenarios
•Covers AHIMA curriculum standards for HIT and HIM programs

Maximizes student learning with hands-on practice through analytical and practical tools:

•Figures and tables to illustrate PI concepts
•QI toolbox techniques
•Student projects
•Case studies

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Prod. No. AB102711 • ISBN: 9781584263104 • 528 pages • Softcover © 2011 • Member Price: $65.95 • Price: $82.95 • eBook Available

Preparing for a HIPAA Security Compliance Assessment

William Miaoulis,CISA,CISM

This important new book provides critical information about the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) security audit program. There is step-by-step information to create a HIPAA-compliant policy to further security and privacy.

Key Features

•Tools, sample policies, and checklists are included to provide samples of assessment needs.
•Analysis of federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines
•Tools to analyze information security and risk assessment

For health information management (HIM) and information technology (IT) professionals who manage HIPAA security requests for their facilities and for enhancing learning in HIM education programs, Preparing for a HIPAA Security Compliance Assessment is a must-have resource.

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Prod. No. AB121709 • ISBN: 9781584262312 • 256 pages • Softcover © 2011 • Member Price: $70.95 • Price: $87.95

HIPAA by Example

Mary Thomason,MSA,RHIA,CHPS,CISSP

HIPAA by Example offers expert reasoning Privacy Rule applications in various real-life scenarios. HIPAA by Example offers clarity on questions outside of those addressed in the rule itself. Scenarios described in the book are based on actual situations, and answers include best practices and reference current state and other laws. Many books about HIPAA were written when the Rule first went live and do not consider the questions and implications that have surfaced with actual application. This book offers detail and explanation on application of HIPAA in the workplace.

HIPAA by Example clarifies application of the Privacy Rule, including:

•When the rule does not apply
•How regulations apply to electronic health records
•How state laws, drug or alcohol treatment regulations, or other laws apply to HIPAA (also includes search terms for easily finding these laws and regulations)
•How to define “reasonable” when it comes to application
•How to apply the rule in “special” situations, such as when dealing with law enforcement

With this book, you will be able to:

•Make decisions based on actual privacy questions that arise in the real world
•Determine when you need to do more regulatory research and quickly find the information needed for correct application
•Inform yourself and update your knowledge base with information taken from the AHIMA Privacy and Security Communities of Practice, which represents years of collective experience since HIPAA implementation

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Prod. No. AB121107 • ISBN: 9781584261803 • 208 pages • Softcover © 2008 • Member Price: $41.95 • Price: $52.95

Privacy: The Impact of ARRA, HITECH, and Other Policy Initiatives

Jill Callahan Dennis,JD,RHIA

In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) was signed into law. ARRA’s language creates some interesting new questions for those working in the health information privacy arena—this book explores those questions. Use this book as a guide while implementing the health information privacy and security provisions of ARRA. Topics include key provisions of the legislation, operational challenges and possible implementation strategies, and an overview of some of the other privacy- and security-related policy efforts now underway.

This book will be useful to a range of users—both those experienced with health information privacy issues, and those just beginning to work with ARRA’s HITECH provisions.

Key Features

•Overview of ARRA
•Key provisions impacting HIPAA Privacy Rules
•Breach notification provisions
•Operational challenges
•Implementation strategies
•Business associate agreements
•Unresolved questions and conflicts
•Extensive listing of Web resources

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Prod. No. AB101710 • ISBN: 9781584262534 • 120 pages • Softcover © 2011 • Member Price: $62.95 • Price: $78.95

HIPAA in Practice: The Health Information Manager’s Perspectives

HIM Products and Services Team

HIPAA in Practice is a compilation of AHIMA practice briefs, position statements, and Journal of AHIMA articles. This text delivers timely and authoritative information on various aspects of the final HIPAA privacy and security regulations from an HIM perspective. Here are some of the topics you’ll find covered:

•Consent for use and disclosure of information
•Complaints and mitigation
•HIPAA privacy and security training
•The minimum necessary standard
•Multimedia medical records
•Notice of privacy practices
•And much, much more Be sure to add this expert advice to your reference library. It’s perfect for students, educators, consultants, practitioners, and anyone interested in HIPAA history, implementation, and compliance.

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Prod. No. AB104004 • ISBN: 1584260610 • 448 pages • Softcover © 2004 • Member Price: $66.95 • Price: $83.95

e-Discovery and Electronic Records

Kimberly A.Baldwin-Stried Reich, MBA, MJ, RHIA, CPHQ;Katherine L. Ball, MD, MSc; Michelle L. Dougherty, MA, RHIA, CHP;and Ronald J. Hedges, JD

E-Discovery and Electronic Records is a resource guide for healthcare professionals that focuses on the process of electronic discovery (e-discovery) and describes best practices in electronic records management for healthcare document retention and production.

This guide will assist healthcare professionals in understanding e-discovery, development of litigation response plans, identification of key business practices, and the development of potential best business practices for healthcare.

CD-ROM includes

•Searchable, hyperlinked electronic version of the e-discovery glossary
•Searchable, hyperlinked listing of e-discovery web resources
•Searchable, hyperlinked listing of e-discovery rules for US states

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Prod. No. AB123109 • ISBN: 9781584262299 • 688 pages • Softcover © 2011 • Member Price: $145.95 • Price: $179.90

Health Information Technology: Implementing an Electronic Health Record in Physician Practices

MGMA-AHIMA Smart Pack

Designed to cut down your research time, the MGMA-AHIMA Smart PackTM is a convenient collection of practical articles and papers from MGMA e-ConnexionTM, MGMA Directions, papers from the American College of Medical Practice Executives—the certification body of MGMA, the Journal of AHIMA, and AHIMA e-HIM® work groups. You get current, detailed, and valuable information you’ll put into action immediately, all gathered in one efficient resource.

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Prod. No. AB302205 • ISBN: 1584261595 • 64 pages © 2006 • Member Price: $25.00 • Price: $35.00

Electronic Health Records: A Practical Guide for Professionals and Organizations

Fifth Edition
Margret K. Amatayakul, MBA, RHIA, CHPS, CPHIT, CPEHR, FHIMSS

Revised and updated to include the latest trends and applications in electronic health records, this fifth edition of Electronic Health Records: A Practical Guide for Professionals and Organizations offers step-by-step guidelines for developing and implementing EHR strategies for healthcare organizations. Electronic Health Records addresses the expanded interaction among HIM professionals with IT professionals, systems vendors, system users, and others beyond the traditional HIM department personnel Additional CD-ROM includes added appendices to the text.

Topics

•Personal health records (PHRs)
•Quality measurement, reporting, and improvement
•Revenue enhancing incentives
•Financial impact analysis and cost savings
•Legality of EHRs
•Consumer healthcare concerns and identity theft
•Importance of process assessment
•Authentication requirements

New to This Edition

•Meaningful use (MU) definition, objectives, measures, and standards
•ARRA and HITECH
•CCHIT EHR certification programs
•Updated EHR vision and government plans
•Updated legal EHRs, and e-signatures
•Updated HL7 info and system standards
•Updated e-prescribing
•Updated e-discovery
•Updated cost-analysis benefit of EHR adoption, return on investment
•SNOMED®-encoded data
•Security guidelines, security audits, and medical identity theft
•Update PHRs, including MyHealtheVet
•Physician practice and resources

New Edition Expected July 2012

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Prod. No. AB102611 • ISBN: 9781584262916 • Approx. 545 pages • Softcover © 2012 • Member Price: $57.95 • Price: $72.95

How to Evaluate Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems

By Patricia A. Trites, MPA, CHBC, CPC, EMS, CHCC, CHCO, CHP, CMP(H), and Reed D. Gelzer, MD, MPH, CHCC

How to Evaluate Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems offers tools to help you select, manage, and mitigate EHR systems in physician practice, hospital, and ancillary settings. This book provides physicians, administrators, HIM professionals, EHR vendors, attorneys, and insurance companies with guidance in the selection of best systems and mitigation of limited systems. A companion CD-ROM includes audit tools and forms, evaluation forms, score sheets in editable format.

If you have not purchased an EHR system, this book will guide you to:

•Identify and manage EHR system selection criteria
•Evaluation tools that can be customized and edited
•Anticipate project scope and project management
•Analyze potential systems for strengths and weaknesses

If you have already purchased an EHR system, this book will guide you to:

•Recognize systems functions that require mitigation
•Evaluate your system against current industry standards
•Identify and correct significant functional gaps

You will reduce your risk and exposure to fraud, increase compliance of electronic health records, and effectively manage valuable resources with How to Evaluate Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems. For:

•Physicians
•Administrators
•HIM Professionals
•EHR Vendors
•Attorneys
•Insurance Companies

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Prod. No. AB213107 • ISBN: 9781584261728 • 148 pages • Softcover © 2008 • Member Price: $105.95 • Price: $132.95

The Personal Health Record

Julie Wolter, MA, RHIA, Volume Editor

Personal health records (PHRs) are an inevitable and critical step in the evolution of health information management (HIM). HIM professionals need to encourage patients to take an active role in monitoring their health and healthcare. The Personal Health Record assists practitioners in understanding current trends and processes in PHRs, assessing the PHR’s effect on health providers, and presenting the perspective of consumers who are new users of PHRs.

Key Features

•Provides an overview of why the PHR is needed and its relevance to the HIM professional
•Presents values and concerns of HIM professionals, provider organizations, physicians, consumers, and other parties
•Provides PHR models and HIM education for consumers
•Explains the benefits of PHRs to consumers
•Explores the PHR’s future

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Prod. No. AB122108 • ISBN: 9781584262060 • 152 pages • Softcover © 2009 • Member Price: $45.95 • Price: $57.95

Electronic Health Records: Transforming Your Medical Practice

Margret Amatayakul, MBA, RHIA, CHPS, CPHIT CPEHR, FHIMSS

While some electronic health record (EHR) implementations proceed on schedule with the team’s full participation and, seemingly, little effort, others flounder, stall, or struggle, experiencing only limited success or, in extreme cases, no success at all. What accounts for the difference? Is it a problem with the people, the process, or the EHR product? How are large-practice implementations different than small-practice ones? How can you fortify your practice against failure and plan for success? This book will serve as your guide as it steps you through the process of needs assessment, practice implementation, ongoing maintenance, and upgrades and enhancements.

This is the only book by prolific author and EHR expert Margret Amatayakul that’s written specifically for the medical practice setting. She updated the best-selling first edition to also include updated ARRA/HITECH requirements and opportunities. Her message to readers: “Don’t stall your deliberations until the last minute. Rushing causes errors in judgment and opens the door for significant miscalculations— resulting in lost time, money and resources.”

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Prod. No. VB204110 • ISBN: 9781568293431 • 292 pages • Softcover © 2010 • Price: $66

The Legal Health Record: Regulations, Policies, and Guidance

Second Edition
William Kelly McLendon, RHIA, CHPS, and Michael R.Lowe, JD, Technical Editor

The Legal Health Record: Regulations, Policies, and Guidance explains, from a record manager’s perspective, how to create and execute projects that result in medical records that are better organized and increasingly offer better legal defensibility. As the migration toward electronic records from older paper environments continues, professionals responsible for addressing this evolution will find content in this book that assists in meeting the challenges these changes bring to every healthcare provider and the court system.

The tools and strategies provided in The Legal Health Record straddle the legal and record management/information technology arenas. The text illustrates how to lead and motivate teams through the numerous processes necessary to clearly understand and organize strategies and workflows.

Key Features

•New! Updated, expanded explanatory information
•New! Numerous customizable forms and templates
•Defines the components of the legal health record
•Guides you through litigation response and subpoenas
•Discusses EHR system attributes that affect the legal health record
•Detailed overview of e-Discovery, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and Uniform Rules
•Includes CD-ROM

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Prod. No. AB121010 • ISBN: 9781584262589 • 136 pages • Softcover © 2011 • Member Price: $49.95 • Price: $62.95

Fundamentals of Law for Health Informatics and Information Management

Second Edition
Melanie S. Brodnik, PhD, RHIA; Laurie A. Rinehart-Thompson, JD, RHIA, CHP;and Rebecca B. Reynolds, EdD, MHA, RHIA

Health law is a rapidly changing field, and students entering the HIM field require the most recent knowledge to move the profession forward and maintain legal compliance. The second edition of Fundamentals of Law for Health Informatics and Information Management updates and expands the edition originally published in 2008.

New in This Edition

•Medical identity theft and Red Flag Rules
•HIPAA privacy and security
•New chapter on contracts/antitrust/corporate healthcare liability
•American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)
•Meaningful use
•Security breach notification regulations
•E-Discovery

The only textbook structured specifically for HIM and health informatics, the second edition of Fundamentals of Law for Health Informatics and Information Management guides students to understand key issues in HIM law. This is also an important resource for healthcare and HIM professionals needing access to the legal principles and concepts critical to HIM.

Key Features

•Ensures learning and retention by including sections on objectives, key terms, check your understanding, and references in each chapter
•Addresses topics critical to effective HIM practice, including privacy, security, confidentiality, legal policies, and procedures, and ethical issues
•CD-ROM of live links to resources
•Instructor materials including teaching tips, student activities, and test bank
•PowerPoint slides

New Edition Expected July 2012

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Prod. No. AB241810 • ISBN: 9781584262633 • Approx. 500 pages • Hardcover © 2012 • Member Price: $70.95 • Price: $88.95

The Legal EHR and Implementation: An e-HIM® Extra

AHIMA
This carefully selected compilation of articles related to the Legal EHR provides an excellent overview of complex issues presented by electronic health records and the legal system.

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Prod. No. AB310907 • ISBN: 1584261781 • 56 pages • Softcover © 2007 • Member Price: $25 • Price: $35

Red Flag Compliance for Healthcare Providers: Protecting Ourselves and Our Patients from Identity Theft Member Briefing

AHLA
Identity theft is the fastest-growing crime in the United States. Unfortunately, healthcare is not immune to this crime and stealing a person’s identity in order to obtain health services is not that unlikely anymore. Health information management (HIM) professionals provide the day-to-day infrastructure for any organizational endeavor to ensure personal identifiable information is kept secure. Mitigating identity theft is now an added precaution during day-to-day operations. In the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)’s white paper on the red flag rules they establish the foundation for HIM and organizational activities surrounding the mitigation of medical identity theft. It further elaborates on the specific policies and procedures that healthcare organizations should implement in order to comply with current FTC requirements.

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Prod. No. AB340109 • ISBN: N/A • © 2010 • Member Price: $101 • Price: $122

Transitioning to e-HIM Planning for Change An e-HIM® Extra
This carefully selected compilation of practical articles, checklists, and practice briefs will give you a jumpstart on making the transition to the e-HIM® environment. Save research time with this useful collection of material from the Journal of AHIMA, and AHIMA e-HIM® work groups, and the AHIMA Body of Knowledge. Start your planning for e-HIM® today with the included checklists.

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Prod. No. AB316505 • ISBN: 1584261609 • 48 pages • Softcover © 2006 • Member Price: $25 • Price: $35

The Best of In Confidence:
Selected Readings
Jill Burrington-Brown, RHIA;Beth Hjort, RHIA, CHP;and Harry Rhodes, RHIA, CHP, Editors

This text allows you to take advantage of this information— formerly available only to subscribers—and reference it in one handy publication. We’ve collected the key articles from In Confidence to deliver a wealth of information on:

•Best practices
•Policies and Procedures
•HIPAA standards
•Real-life cases
•Technology updates

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Prod. No. AB104105 • ISBN: 1584260629 • 400 pages • Softcover © 2005 • Member Price: $64.95 • Price: $80.95

Medical Identity Theft

Cindy Nichols, RHIA, CHP; Nancy A. Davis, MS, RHIA; Chrisann K. Lemery, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA;and Clarice P. Smith, RHIA, CHP

Medical Identity Theft is the only comprehensive book for HIM professionals offering a state-of-the-industry overview of medical identity theft, one of the fastest-growing healthcare trends to threaten patient safety. HIM professionals working in all healthcare settings, with vendors, or with privacy and security issues, will learn steps to limit medical identity theft and appropriate actions for when medical identity theft occurs.

Chapters Include

•Defining medical identity theft
•Internal and external threats, risks, and controls
•Applying HIPAA to identity theft
•Evolving roles of HIM and privacy officers
•Managing patient ID issues
•Issues in health networks
•Responding to an identity theft event: Best Practices

Practical tools and samples demonstrate the steps for incident prevention as well as responding to and resolving incidents that occur. Material for healthcare organizations on establishing a policy with business partners is also presented. The book explains the process, costs, and state rules for executing a breach notification and managing public relations once an incident has occurred.

Written For

•Health information professionals
•Healthcare privacy and security professionals
•Healthcare risk managers and compliance officers

Learn How To

•Define medical identity theft
•Establish policies for medical identity theft
•Execute and fund a breach contract
•Mitigate risk and exposure
•Stay in compliance with HIPAA
•Resolve medical identity theft incidents
•Manage public relations issues

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Prod. No. AB121308 • ISBN: 9781584261896 • 136 pages • Softcover © 2008 • Member Price: $49.95 • Price: $62.95

Responding to a Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Evaluation

Donna D. Wilson, RHIA, CCS

While medical record audits have existed in the past to identify improper payments and prevent fraudulent claims, the recovery audit contractor (RAC) program’s scope and volume of medical record requests is much greater. Healthcare entities must understand the RAC audit process and establish policies and procedures to manage incoming requests, as well as denials and the appeal process.

Responding to a RAC Evaluation and accompanying CDROM provides guidance for HIM professionals on how to prepare for and ensure compliance with the RAC program.

CD-ROM Includes

•AHIMA Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Toolkit (checklists, sample forms appeal letters, and policies and procedures, along with a slide presentation)
•RAC Program Audit Case Study
•AHIMA Practice Briefs
•References with URL Links

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Prod. No. AB107009 • ISBN: 9781584262350 • 160 pages • Softcover © 2010 • Member Price: $62.95 • Price: $78.95

HITECH Act Resource Guide

AHLA
HITECH Act Resource Guide The American Health Lawyers Association is pleased to introduce this new and exciting publication, the HITECH Act Resource Guide. On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). A portion of the ARRA created the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (the HITECH Act), legislation that represents a truly seismic shift in the health information technology (HIT) world. The HITECH Act, which authorizes around $36 billion in investment in HIT and health information exchange (HIE), has the potential to spur real change in the healthcare industry, ushering in new incentives to adopt HIT and establish HIE to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare and to decrease the cost of healthcare.

This new AHLA resource guide contains in-depth analysis, practice tips and a large collection of sample tools, including policies, procedures, and notices to facilitate compliance with this new law.

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Prod. No. AB340410 • 130 pages • Softcover • © 2011 Member Price: $101 • Price: $122

Health Information Management Compliance: Guidelines for Preventing Fraud and Abuse

Fourth Edition

Sue E. Bowman, RHIA, CCS

The definitive resource for effective compliance programs in all healthcare settings, Health Information Management Compliance: Guidelines for Preventing Fraud and Abuse delivers the latest compliance research and trends in an easy-to-understand format. Including sample auditing and montoring tools, this book provides guidelines for documentation within existing systems, structures for designing a custom compliance program, and what you will need if you are audited.

This fourth edition offers the most current information on:

• Privacy and compliance for all healthcare settings
• Auditing and monitoring of all healthcare systems
• CMS initiatives to reduce Medicare payment errors

Numerous appendices addressing fraud and abuse, practice guidelines, and compliance issues make this the best resource for organizing and understanding compliance issues to prevent fraud and abuse. This new edition contains a section on the impact of electronic health records on health information management compliance and a CD-ROM of updated audit tools.

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Prod. No. AB102107 • ISBN: 1584261684 • 364 pages • Softcover © 2007 • Member Price: $118.95 • Price: $148.95

A Practical Approach to Analyzing Healthcare data

Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA

A Practical Approach to Analyzing Healthcare Data is the perfect starting point for understanding basic data analysis concepts, including where to find healthcare data for comparison purposes. The book provides a basic, HIM-focused overview of statistics meant to orient the student to the subject, rather than providing a full course in statistics. It offers handson tools HIM professionals can use to start the analysis process for hospital inpatient data, hospital outpatient data, and physician data. This book is focused on real-life data and problem-solving techniques. Whenever possible, readers are provided with real data or asked to use the Internet to research real, publicly available resources. HIM professionals may be unfamiliar with statistical techniques, and statisticians may be unfamiliar with how coded data and classification data are organized. This text can build a bridge between the two most common players in the specialty of data analysis, providing either party with the next level of detail needed to form an effective partnership.

Key Features
• Learning exercises that use actual data to increase critical thinking skills
• CD-ROM packed with data analysis tools:
- Reference materials
- Data files
- Calculators, tracking sheets, and other useful tools
• Descriptions of jobs in data analysis as well as biographies of real data analysts demonstrate career opportunities

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Prod. No. AC216109 • ISBN: 9781584262084 • 192 pages • Softcover © 2010 • Member Price: $49.95 • Price: $62.95

Healthcare Code sets, Clinical terminologies, and Classification systems

Second Edition

Kathy Giannangelo, MA, RHIA, CCS, CPHIMS, FAHIMA

Move confidently into the future of healthcare with a clear understanding of the latest developments in the growing field of health informatics. HIM students and professionals need to understand multiple terminologies, vocabularies, code sets, and classification systems, and this book describes them all in detail. It also clearly explains key systems to prepare you for the adoption of the electronic health record (EHR). Discover how the various data sets can be created, accessed, combined, manipulated, and shared. This text will help you develop an understanding of:

• The components making up the infrastructure of electronic health records
• How standard diagnosis and procedure code sets interact with emerging code sets and data standards
• How new terminologies, vocabularies, and classification systems work together with HIPAA standard code sets in the identification and organization of clinical data

Key Features
• Includes in-depth, thoroughly updated descriptions and discussions of the following code sets:

- ICD-9 and ICD-9-CM
- ICD-10, ICD-10-CM, and ICD-10-PCS
- CPT®
- HCPCS
- NDC
- CDT
- SNOMED CT®
- MEDCIN CT®
- DSM
- LOINC®
• Offers complete coverage of drug terminology systems, terminologies used in nursing practice, specialty international classifications, and other emerging vocabulary, terminology, and classification systems
• Provides full discussion of data set and data interchange standards for healthcare

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Prod. No. AB201909 • ISBN: 9781584262251 • 352 pages • Hardcover © 2010 • Member Price: $89.95 • Price: $145.90

Pocket glossary of Health Information Management and technology
Third Edition

AHIMA

The Pocket Glossary is an excellent study guide and reference tool for professionals in the healthcare field. It focuses on defining the unique vocabulary associated in the HIM and HIT fields. This easy-to-use, pocket-sized resource is an indispensable reference tool in navigating HIM and HIT terms. Every term is reviewed by AHIMA’s professionals for accuracy, content, and structure.

New entries include terms related to:
• Federal changes such as ARRA and HITECH
• Electronic health records
• Legal health records
• Documentation guidelines
• Coding and reimbursement
• Management and finance

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Prod. No. AB105211 • ISBN: 9781584263142 • 376 pages • Softcover © 2012 • Member Price: $18.00 • Price: $23.00

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Prod. No. AB105211P • 10-copy Training Pack of Pocket Glossary of Health Information Management and Technology • Price: $100
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