CCS Coding Exam Review 2011

CCS Coding Exam Review 2011


With the expert insight of leading coding educator Carol J. Buck, this complete exam review highlights the content you'll need to master to pass the AHIMA's CCS certification exam and take your coding career to the next step. CCS Coding Exam Review 2011 features an easy-to-follow outline format that guides you through the anatomy, terminology, and pathophysiology for each organ system; reimbursement concepts; an overview of CPT, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS coding; and more. Two full practice exams and a final exam modeled on the actual CCS exam simulate the examination experience and help you build the confidence to succeed.

  • Comprehensive CCS coverage highlights essential information for passing the AHIMA CCS exam, accompanied by detailed figures, for the most efficient exam review.

  • Concise outline format gives you quick and easy access to content and helps you make the most of your study time.

  • Bound-in companion CD includes Pre-, Post-, and Final Exams and simulates the actual exam's electronic format to bolster your test-taking confidence.

  • Answers and rationales for exams reinforce your understanding of coding concepts.
  • A companion Evolve Resources website enhances your review with industry updates, study tips, and helpful web links.


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Course Syllabus and Student Calendar

UNIT I Anatomy, Terminology, and Pathophysiology

1. Integumentary System

2. Musculoskeletal System

3. Respiratory System

4. Cardiovascular System  

5. Female Genital System and Pregnancy

6. Male Genital System

7. Urinary System

8. Digestive System

9. Mediastinum and Diaphragm

10. Hemic and Lymphatic System

11. Endocrine System

12. Nervous System

13. Senses

14. Anatomy and Terminology Quiz Answers

15. Pathophysiology Quiz Answers

UNIT II Reimbursement Issues and Data Quality

1. Reimbursement Issues

2. National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI)

3. Ambulatory Patient Classifications (APCs)

4. Prospective Payment Systems (PPS)

5. Medicare Severity Diagnosis- Related Groups (MS-DRG)

6. Post Acute Transfer

7. Present on Admission Indicator (POA)

8. Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HAC)

9. Revenue Codes

10. Data Quality

11. Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

12. Managed Health Care

13. Abbreviations

14. Reimbursement Terminology

15. Reimbursement Quiz

16. Reimbursement Quiz Answers

UNIT III Overview of CPT, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS Coding

1. Introduction to Medical Coding

2. CPT

3. HCPCS Coding

4. An Overview of the ICD-9-CM

5. Using the ICD-9-CM

UNIT IV Coding Challenge

1. Examinations

2. Guidelines

3. Pre-/Post-Examination Cases, Part II

4. Final Examination Cases, Part II

5. Grading of the Examination

6. Acuity Sheet

7. Pre-/Post-Examination, Part II

8. Final Examination, Part II

APPENDIX A: Resources

APPENDIX B: Medical Terminology

APPENDIX C: Combining Forms

APPENDIX D: Prefixes

APPENDIX E: Suffixes

APPENDIX F: Abbreviations

APPENDIX G: Further Text Resources

APPENDIX H: Pharmacology Review

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


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