Frequently Asked Questions

Coding Handbook

The ePub format of the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding Handbook allows you to access the content on any laptop, tablet, or smartphone at any time. The ePub format allows users to easily search for terms, jump to different sections using the detailed bookmarks and hyperlinks within chapters, and take interactive quizzes.

Once you have purchased the ePub on the Coding Clinic Advisor website, you may download the file by visiting My Account --> My Purchases. The ePub will appear under the Coding Handbooks section. 

There are several eReader options to access the ePub. EPub files can be opened on different eReader devices, including Kobo and Barnes & Noble's Nook. You can also open the file on your desktop using one of the many free ePub reading programs, including Adobe Digital Editions, Calibre, or Stanza Desktop. Finally, iPhone and Android devices come preloaded with their own applications to open ePub files--iBooks and Google Play. 

Review copies are complimentary but are only for those reviewing the Handbook for a class or program, but have not yet made a final decision. Desk copies are also complimentary, but are reserved for teachers or professors who have already assigned the Handbook in a course. Both review and desk copies will be distributed electronically. Review copies will be distributed as a ePub file, and desk copies will be distributed as a PDF. If you are eligible for a desk copy, you are required to submit documentation showing that you have adopted the 2021 ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding Handbook for your class your program.

If you are a teacher or professor who has already assigned the Handbook in a course, you are eligible to receive a desk copy of the Coding Handbook. Please note that you are required to submit documentation showing that you have adopted the 2021 ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding Handbook for your class or program. Please email your receipt to codingclinic@aha.org

An ePub file is a popular file format used for storing ebooks and other types of content. Since ePub files are layout agnostic, screen size does not affect the formatting of an ePub file--they can display content on screens as small as 3.5". 

There are several eReader options to open an ePub. EPub files can be opened on different eReader devices, including Kobo and Barnes & Noble's Nook. You can also open the file on your desktop using one of the many free ePub reading programs, including Adobe Digital Editions, Calibre, or Stanza Desktop. Finally, iPhone and Android devices come preloaded with their own applications to open ePub files--iBooks and Google Play. 

Please note that you cannot open ePub files directly on a Kindle, but you can convert the file so it opens on the Kindle device.