The ICD-9-CM Coding Handbook is the only guide published in collaboration with the Central Office on ICD-9-CM of the American Hospital Association????????????the official industry body that prepares the AHA Coding Clinic???????? for ICD-9-CM. Faye Brown''s Handbook helps coders understand the principles behind the classification system so they can apply the official coding advice found in the ICD-9-CM Coding Manual. Academic and in-service instructors can easily arrange course outlines and study exercises around Handbook chapters to train new and experienced coders. Each Handbook contains 369-plus exercises and review questions that allow coders to practice coding skills, and official 2009 code changes covering pain management, pressure ulcers, ventilator associated pneumonia, POA requirements, etc. Additional instructor training aids and an expanded reference section make it an effective too. It includes a 60-minute audio presentation eligible for 1 AHIMA CEU credit.