New coding publications
The Deluxe Physician ICD-9-CM, volumes 1 and 2, with two years of code changes, is available from the AAOS. The publication has a new section on ICD-10.
This edition has Medicode edits, color-coded text, a detailed introduction, annotations and illustrations. The publication also includes the ICD-9 Specialty Fast Finder for Orthopaedics2001 to increase coding speed. It is published by Medicode.
Also available is HCPCS-2001. The publication offers complete, up-to-date listings of codes required by Medicare and many commercial payers to bill durable medical equipment (DME), pharmaceuticals and select medical services.
To order the publications, contact AAOS customer service at (800) 626-6726.