2021 Coders’ Desk Reference for ICD-10-CM Diagnoses

Optum360 | 2021 | Karen Krawzik



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Item #: EITDRD21
ISBN: 9781622546305
Available: Nov 2020


The Coders’ Desk Reference for ICD-10-CM Diagnoses provides thousands of clinical descriptions of diseases, disease processes, injuries, poisonings, and other conditions to help both novices and seasoned coders attain the knowledge and skill necessary to accurately identify and assign the most specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code for each documented condition.
With these clinical definitions and focus points, you can reduce coding errors and improve coding confidence by gaining a better understanding of the clinical meanings behind the codes.
  • Optum360 Edge — More clinical descriptions and focus points. Expanded with clinical descriptions and focus points for new and changed 2021 codes as well as existing ICD-10-CM codes.
  • Optum360 Edge — Illustrations at the code level. Often an illustration is needed to enhance understanding. Illustrations of pertinent anatomy and pathological changes related to the disease process are included as a visual aid.
  • Optum360 Edge — Code level clinical description. Code level descriptions are provided for select diseases, injuries, symptoms, other factors influencing health status, and other reasons for contact with healthcare providers.
  • Optum360 Edge — Clinical focus points. Improve overall coding accuracy with additional information for complex diagnoses and injuries that require an understanding of related codes and conditions that might better describe the documented condition.
  • Alphanumeric organization by ICD-10-CM code. Locate codes quickly with a resource developed to work hand-in-hand with your Optum360 ICD-10-CM codebook. 
  •  Enhance understanding of ICD-10-CM. Understanding the clinical condition captured by each code is essential to correct code assignment, and this resource is designed to explain and highlight differences between codes that may appear similar at first glance.
  • Designed for both novices and seasoned coders. Coders of every skill level find that these clinical descriptions enhance understanding of ICD-10-CM.

    Karen Krawzik, RHIT, CCS, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

    Ms. Krawzik has expertise in ICD-10-CM, ICD-9-CM, CPT®/HCPCS, DRG and data quality and analytics, with more than 30 years’ experience coding in multiple settings, including inpatient, observation, ambulatory surgery, ancillary and emergency room. She has served as a DRG analyst and auditor of commercial and government payer claims, as a contract administrator, and worked on a team providing enterprise-wide conversion of the ICD-9-CM code set to ICD-10. More recently, she has been developing print and electronic content related to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding systems, MS-DRGs and HCCs. Ms. Krawzik is credentialed by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) and a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and is an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer. She is an active member of AHIMA and the Missouri Health Information Management Association.

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