ICD-10-CM Documentation 2020: Essential Coding Guidance to Support Medical Necessity

Item No: OP168020
ISBN: 978-1-62202-928-0
Availability: 9/16/2019
Manufacturer: AMA

ICD-10-CM requires very specific documentation to correctly choose diagnostic codes, a skill that both coders and physicians must master to code successfully. Moving beyond the transition to ICD-10, the new edition focuses on the key role proper documentation plays in supporting medical necessity.

ICD-10-CM Documentation 2020 brings coders and physicians together to ensure documentation success, identifying all ICD-10-CM documentation requirements using detailed checklists.

Designed for use alongside an ICD-10-CM codebook, this comprehensive training guide provides all the tools necessary to conduct an effective documentation analysis and to create a corrective action plan, making it ideal for both non-facility and facility coders. The chapter organization mirrors the structure of codebooks and all guidance is geared toward the process of code decision-making. In addition, exercises and quizzes test knowledge and understanding of key points throughout the book.


New codes, revisions and deletions, plus guideline updates for 2020 — final 2020 changes will be integrated into every pertinent chapter, checklist, scenario and quiz

Detailed, full-page anatomy illustrations — for better interpretation of clinical notes

Checklists to identify documentation elements — for categories, subcategories and codes

Checklists for specialty-specific documentation — to review current records and identify any documentation deficiencies

ICD-10-CM documentation scenarios — display documentation requirements with important elements highlighted

CDI checklists — identify common documentation deficiencies faced when coding COPD, Pneumonia and Sepsis/SIRS

Glossary of Medical Terminology

Scenarios — illustrate required documentation in ICD-10-CM with additional ICD-10 requirements highlighted so readers can understand where the documentation will appear in common coding scenarios based on real-life health care encounters

End of chapter quizzes — dive into coding practice with the conditions discussed in each chapter

Year 2020