Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2013 Edition - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study (Retail Access Card)
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Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2013 Edition - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study (Retail Access Card)


Take your first step toward a successful career in medical coding with comprehensive coverage from the most trusted source in the field! Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2013 Edition is the practical, easy-to-use resource that shows you exactly how to code using all of today's coding systems. In-depth, step-by-step explanations of essential coding concepts are followed by practice exercises to reinforce your understanding. In addition to coverage of reimbursement, ICD-9-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, the 2013 edition offers complete coverage of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding system in preparation for the eventual transition. No other text on the market so thoroughly prepares you for all coding sets in one source!

    • Dual coding in Units 4 and 5 (where both ICD-10 and ICD-9 answers are provided for every exercise, chapter review, and workbook question) ensures you can code using the systems of both today and tomorrow.

    • Complete coverage of the new ICD-10 code set in Unit 2 prepares you for the eventual transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.

    • Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting boxes in Units 2, 3, and 5 present the official outpatient and inpatient guidelines alongside text discussions.

    • Concrete "real-life" coding examples help you apply important coding principles and practices to actual scenarios from the field.

    • Over 500 total illustrations of medical procedures or conditions help you understand the services being coded.

    • Four coding question variations develop your coding ability and critical thinking skills:

      • One answer blank for coding questions that require a one-code answer

      • Multiple answer blanks for coding questions that require a multiple-code answer

      • Identifiers next to the answer blank(s) to guide you through the most difficult coding scenarios

      • Answer blanks with a preceding symbol (3 interlocking circles) indicates that the user must decide the number of codes necessary to correctly answer the question

      • In-text exercises, Quick Checks, and Toolbox features reinforce coding rules and concepts, emphasize key information, and test your retention and understanding.

      • From the Trenches, Coding Shots, Stop!, Caution!, Check This Out!, and CMS Rules boxes offer valuable, up-to-date tips and advice for working in today’s medical coding field.

      • Coder’s Index makes it easy to instantly locate specific codes.
      • Practice activities on the companion Evolve website reinforce key concepts from the text.
      • Updated content presents the latest coding information so you can practice with the most current information available.

      Unit 1: Reimbursement

        • Reimbursement, HIPAA, and Compliance

        Unit 2: ICD-10-CM

        • An Overview of ICD-10-CM

        • ICD-10-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines

        • Using ICD-10-CM

        • Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 1-10)

        • Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 11-14)

        • Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 15-21)

        Unit 3: ICD-9-CM

        • An Overview of ICD-9-CM

        • ICD-9-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines

        • Using ICD-9-CM

        • Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-9-CM Chapters 1-8)

        • Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-9-CM Chapters 9-17)

        Unit 4: CPT and HCPCS

        • Introduction to CPT and Level II National Codes (HCPCS)

        • Modifiers

        • Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services

        • Anesthesia

        • Surgery Guidelines and General Surgery

        • Integumentary System

        • Musculoskeletal System

        • Respiratory System

        • Cardiovascular System

        • Hemic, Lymphatic, Mediastinum, and Diaphragm

        • Digestive System

        • Urinary and Male Genital Systems

        • Reproductive, Intersex Surgery, Female Genital System, and Maternity Care and Delivery

        • Endocrine and Nervous Systems

        • Eye, Ocular Adnexa, Auditory, and Operating Microscope

        • Radiology

        • Pathology/Laboratory

        • Medicine

        Unit 5: Inpatient Coding

        • Inpatient Coding

        Appendix A: Online Resources

        Appendix B: Exercise Answers


        Coder's Index

        Carol J. Buck, MS, CPC, CCS-P, Former Program Director, Medical Secretarial Programs, Northwest Technical College, East Grand Forks, MN


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