Physician Coding Exam Review 2015,
Prepare to succeed on your physician coding exam with Physician Coding Exam Review 2015: The Certification Step! From leading coding author and educator Carol J. Buck, this exam review provides complete coverage of all topics included on the physician coding certification exams, including anatomy, terminology, and pathophysiology for each organ system; reimbursement issues; an overview of CPT, HCPCS, ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM coding; and more. Two full practice exams simulate the testing experience and provide plenty of practice for even the most insecure exam-taker.
- Comprehensive review content covers everything you need to know to pass your physician coding certification exam.
- Practice exams on the Evolve companion website include a Pre-Exam to be taken prior to study, allowing you to assess strengths and weaknesses and develop a plan for focused study, the same exam again as a Post-Exam to be taken after your review, and a Final Exam that simulates the experience of taking the actual physician coding exam.
- Concrete real-life coding reports simulate the reports that you will encounter on the job and challenge you to apply key coding principles to actual cases.
- Concise outline format helps you access key information quickly and study more efficiently.
- Mobile-optimized quick quizzes on Evolve provide extra test practice and review with 250 additional medical terminology and pathophysiology questions that may be downloaded to mobile devices.
- Answers and rationales to the Pre-/Post- and Final Exams are available on Evolve.
- Success Strategies section in the text guides you step-by-step through the entire exam process.
- NEW! Netter anatomy illustrations in Unit 3 enhance your understanding of anatomy and the way it affects coding.
- NEW! Additional mobile-optimized quick quizzes on Evolve make it easy to study while on the go and to review your answers.
- UPDATED content includes the latest coding information, promoting exam success and accurate coding on the job.
- NEW! ICD-10 content and exams on the Evolve companion website ensure that you are fully prepared for the implementation of ICD-10.
Course Syllabus and Student Calendar
Unit 1: Anatomy, Terminology, and Pathophysiology
Unit 2: Reimbursement Issues
Unit 3: Overview of CPT and HCPCS Coding
Unit 4: Overview of ICD-9-CM Coding
Unit 5: Coding Challenge
Appendix A: Resources (web-based)
Appendix B: Answers
Appendix C: Medical Terminology
Appendix D: Combining Forms
Appendix E: Prefixes
Appendix F: Suffixes
Appendix G: Abbreviations
Appendix H: Further Text Resources
Carol J. Buck, MS, CPC, CCS-P, Former Program Director, Medical Secretarial Programs, Northwest Technical College, East Grand Forks, MN