Dr. Golden's ICD-10 Coding Guides
In January, 2014, I went to an ICD-10 training session. I came away with a little knowledge about ICD-10, and a few Internet references. I checked out the references, which did not give me any useful ICD-10 codes and no way to obtain them. CMS had the complete references all in a zipped format. I unzipped the files. The Index was 1263 pages and the Tabular Guide was 1593 pages. That was a lot to scroll through with the wheel on the center of my mouse. A set of six plastic cards could be purchased and fumbled through to displayed some of the more frequently used ICD-10 codes. I thought that neither was the ideal way to look up ICD-10 codes. I wanted an Internet based reference that required minimal scrolling and was easy to use. My coding guides were designed with those goals. The number of codes, complexity, and required specificity of the ICD-10 coding system posed a real design challenge considering my requirements. I hope that the above ICD-10 Coding Guides are helpful.
Theodore A. Golden, M.D.