Healthcare Code Sets, Clinical Terminologies, and Classification Systems, Third Edition

Kathy Giannangelo, MA, RHIA, CCS, CPHIMS, FAHIMA

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Healthcare Code Sets, Clinical Terminologies, and Classification Systems, Third Edition, features the most up-to-date content to familiarize readers with healthcare's vast and complex structure of vocabularies. With content that includes ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT, HCPCS, CDT, SNOMED CT, LOINC, and DSM-5, and even a chapter on ICD-11, this resource provides students and practitioners in health information management and informatics with an overview of each system. The book is also updated to reflect the impact that the meaningful use provisions of the ARRA and HITECH final rule has had on vocabulary standards, and a new chapter on RxNorm has been added to address the requirements of its use in the electronic health record (EHR).

Key Features

  • New chapters on RxNorm, Data Mapping, and ICD-11
  • Updated content includes DSM-5, the US extension of SNOMED CT, and ICF
  • New material describing adoption and use cases providing an understanding of how the system is used in the real-world
  • Expanded information on data set and data interchange standards and terminology servers and metadata registries
  • Instructor materials with sample syllabi, test banks, and full answer key

About the Volume Editor


Kathy Giannangelo, MA, RHIA, CCS, CPHIMS, FAHIMA, has a comprehensive background in the field of clinical terminologies, classification, and data standards with more than thirty years of experience in the health information management field. In addition to her consulting business, she is a map lead at the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation, where she provides expertise, support, and consensus for the development, review, and maintenance of mappings between SNOMED CT and other code systems. As a coding specialist for the National Committee for Quality Assurance, her work focuses on the analysis of quality measures and assigning various vocabulary standards to value sets used in the measure criteria.

For six years, she taught a graduate level course on clinical vocabularies and classification systems. Other previous positions held include director of content management for Apelon, Inc., where she oversaw the terminologies found within the Core Content suite and helped clients define terminology requirements, create or extend structured terminologies, or integrate terminology components into their products. As a medical informaticist with Language and Computing (L&C), her role was to support the ontology, modeling, sales, and product development activities related to the creation and implementation of natural language processing applications where clinical terminology and classification systems are utilized. Prior to L&C, she was director, practice leadership, with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) in Chicago. Kathy has also served as senior nosologist for a health information services company and worked in various HIM roles, including vice president of product development, education specialist, director of medical records, quality assurance coordinator, and research team manager for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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