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We want to ensure you are able to access content as quickly as possible. Also, the AHA made a simple decision to do our part in decreasing our carbon footprint and to reduce the environmental impact of printing and shipping a physical textbook, therefore moving forward we will fulfill ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding Handbook review copies in an ePub format.

Yes, in order to gain access to the AHA Coding Handbook for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS your school/organization would need to be using the textbook currently for applicable classes in a CAHIIM- or PCAP-accredited program.


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No, currently we do not allow the transfer of or sharing of the AHA Coding Clinic subscription(s). It is stated in our "End User Subscription Agreement" that this is a licensed product and cannot be shared, to do so would violate the "Terms and Conditions". 

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Purchasing access to a specific quarter is not yet available, we are working hard to make this an option soon. 

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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.