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Fundamentals of Morbidity Coding
Using ICD-10-AM, ACHI and ACS Eighth Edition
Megan Cumerlato, Lindy Best and Belinda Saad-Miguel

Fundamentals of Morbidity Coding provides users with a fundamental understanding of how to code diseases and procedures using The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Edition, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM), the Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) and the application of the Australian Coding Standards (ACS) Eighth Edition.

The textbook provides a brief history on the development of classification systems and the purpose of clinical coding is outlined. The main areas of the classification are outlined with exercises relevant to each section being provided to test the user's knowledge of the classification. Other topics include:

  • Introduction to the ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS
  • Conventions used in the classification
  • Abstracting relevant information from the clinical record for coding
    Answers to exercises.

ISBN 978-1-74210-318-1
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