The Coding Institute Releases ICD-9-CM 2014 Multispecialty Guide
04/19/2014

The Coding Institute’s new 2014 ICD-9-CM Multispecialty Quick-Reference Guide makes it simple for healthcare providers to focus on diagnosis coding accuracy

Online PR News – 19-April-2014 – NC – The Coding Institute’s new 2014 ICD-9-CM Multispecialty Quick-Reference Guide makes it simple for healthcare providers to focus on diagnosis coding accuracy. Many providers have been concentrating on ICD-10 training, rather than ICD-9, expecting ICD-10 to replace ICD-9 in October 2014. But on April 1, 2014, President Obama officially signed the controversial H.R. 4302 (also called the “Doc-Fix” bill) that includes a provision to delay the ICD-10 implementation deadline until at least October 1, 2015.

The delay has the industry searching for answers, with billions of dollars already spent by providers on products/services to assist their ICD-10 transition — and CMS estimates the delay will create an additional $1 billion to $6.6 billion in costs to the industry! To help physicians and other healthcare providers safeguard their payments until the nation moves to ICD-10, The Coding Institute (TCI), a healthcare education and information company, has released the 2014 ICD-9-CM Multispecialty Quick-Reference Guide, a comprehensive resource organized into 26 specialty sections.

“Most healthcare providers have not updated their ICD-9-CM resources in several years due to the planned ICD-10 implementation. However, it’s essential that providers have the latest ICD-9 resources to safeguard payments, steer clear of audit troubles, and comply with HIPAA regulations,” says Mary Compton, PhD, CPC®, Editorial Director & Publisher, The Coding Institute.

The Coding Institute’s just-released 2014 ICD-9-CM Multispecialty Quick-Reference Guide offers a comprehensive and instant solution to ICD-9 coding needs for 26 specialties. “Specialist-drafted codesets organized by specialty ensure more accuracy and efficiency than other charts/books on the market,” adds Compton.

The Coding Institute also offers these ICD-9-CM resources that will assist providers in boosting reimbursement during the transition period:
• 2014 ICD-9-CM Quick-Reference Charts (26 specialties) for physicians and other healthcare providers
• 2014 ICD-9-CM Pocket Guide (26 specialties) for physicians and other healthcare providers
• 2014 Legacy ICD-9-CM Expert for Physicians.

These ICD-9-CM 2014 products are available in various formats including:
• Print
• Laminated charts.

Customers may buy individual coding products or packages that best suit their needs. To find out more about the ICD-9 resources, write to service@codinginstitute.com.

About The Coding Institute:

The Coding Institute has provided healthcare education and information for more than 60 years, with roots going back to 1947. The company is primarily focused on providing specialty-specific content, codesets, continuing education opportunities, consulting services, and a supportive community of healthcare professionals and experts. For more information on TCI’s product offerings, visit http://www.codinginstitute.com/.