October 2017


8.5” x11” Spiral





2018 ICD-10-CM Expert for Physicians

The ICD-10-CM Expert for Physicians with our hallmark features and format makes facing the challenge of accurate diagnosis coding easier than ever. Developed specifically to meet the needs of physicians, the Optum360 code book contains the complete ICD-10-CM code set which is the cornerstone for establishing medical necessity, determining coverage, and ensuring appropriate reimbursement. This latest version now contains a new symbol in the tabular to identify codes associated with hierarchical condition categories (HCC). Supplementary appendixes available only in the expert edition include: 2018 deleted code list; pharmacology listings; Z-codes for long term use of drugs and associated drug names; and Z-codes used only as primary diagnosis.

Key Features and Benefits

  • New — Two delivery options. Do you need the 2018 code set early for education, training, and updating internal coding resources? Select early delivery and get your code book before October 1, 2017. Updated 2018 guidelines will be provided in a booklet that will be shipped separately at a later date. Do you need the 2018 guidelines bound in the book? Select the code book with 2018 guidelines. Books may arrive after October 1, but are guaranteed to contain the complete updated 2018 code set along with updated 2018 guidelines.
  • New — HCCs for risk adjustment. Introducing a new symbol in the tabular to identify diagnoses associated with hierarchical condition categories (HCC) and a new appendix detailing risk adjustment coding and reporting requirements.
  • New — Deleted code list. All 2018 deleted codes listed in the front of the book.
  • Intuitive features and format. With all of our visual alerts, including color-coding and symbols that identify coding notes and instructions, additional character requirements, placeholder X, Medicare Code Edits (MCE), manifestation codes, and unspecified codes.