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The Practice Step: Physician-Based Coding Cases, 2012 Edition

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The Practice Step: Physician-Based Coding Cases, 2012 Edition

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Perfect your coding skills and position yourself for career advancement with real-world physician-based coding practice developed by leading coding educator Carol J. Buck. The Practice Step: Physician-Based Coding Cases, 2012 Edition presents realistic patient cases specific to outpatient physician settings to give you the extra practice you need to remain competitive in the medical coding marketplace, learn to code with both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM, and prepare for the CPC® and CCS-P certification exams.

  • More than 130 cases covering 18 specialties provide comprehensive physician-based coding practice and reflect the latest CPC® and CCS-P certification exam outlines.

  • Abstracting questions test your knowledge and critical thinking skills.

  • Visually engaging design makes coding concepts more approachable.

  • Detailed rationales, ICD-9-CM code updates, and practical tips on a companion Evolve website enhance your coding accuracy and help you code more efficiently.
  • NEW! ICD-10-CM codes accompany ICD-9-CM answers for all coding cases to help you prepare for the October 2013 ICD-10-CM implementation date.

1. Evaluation and Management

Case 1-1: Discharge Summary, Chest Pain

Case 1-2: Progress Note, Acute and Chronic Renal Failure

Case 1-3: Progress Note, Hypotension

Case 1-4: Discharge Summary, Cardiac Catheterization

Case 1-5: Nephrology Consultation, Hypertension

Case 1-6: Nephrology Consultation, Chronic Renal Failure

Case 1-7: Discharge Summary, End-Stage Renal Disease

Case 1-8: Discharge Summary, Hydronephrosis

Case 1-9: Progress Note, Hemoptysis

Case 1-10: Neurosurgery Consultation, Neck Injury

Case 1-11: Neurosurgery Consultation, Neck Pain

Case 1-12: Neurosurgery Consultation, Leg Pain

Case 1-13: Consultation, Intracerebral Hematoma

Case 1-14: Rehabilitation Consultation, Back Pain and SOB

Case 1-15: Urology Consultation, Oliguria

Case 1-16: Thoracic Medicine/Critical Care Progress Note, Lung Cancer

Case 1-17: Clinic Visit, Diarrhea

Case 1-18: Cardiology Consultation, Chest Pain and SOB

Case 1-19: Clinic Visit, Abdominal Pain

2. Anesthesiology

Case 2-1: Perforated Appendicitis

Case 2-2: Right Inguinal Herniorrhaphy

Case 2-3: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Case 2-4: Left Breast Biopsy

Case 2-5: Amputation

Case 2-6: Umbilical Herniorrhaphy

Case 2-7: Takedown Colostomy and Cholecystectomy

Case 2-8: Modified Radical Mastectomy

Case 2-9: Incision and Drainage Of Perirectal Abscess

Case 2-10: Division and Insetting of Flap

Case 2-11: Intracerebral Hematoma

3. Cardiology

Case 3-1: Catheter Placement

Case 3-2: Chart Note, Therapeutic Apheresis

Case 3-3: Catheterization

Case 3-4: Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

Case 3-5: Intubation

Case 3-6: Dressing Change and Oversewing of Tracheostomy

Case 3-7: Thoracentesis

Case 3-8: Endarterectomy

Case 3-9: Angiogram

Case 3-10: Intra-aortic Balloon Pumping

4. Integumentary

Case 4-1: Excision, Cheek Lesion

Case 4-2: Right Breast Wide Excision

Case 4-3: Thenar Flap Coverage

Case 4-4: Division and Insert of Flap

Case 4-5: Laceration Repair

Case 4-6: Massive Debridement

Case 4-7: Minimal Debridement

Case 4-8: Amputation

Case 4-9: Nevus Excision

5. Emergency Medicine

Case 5-1: Forearm Abrasion and Swelling

Case 5-2: Vomiting

Case 5-3: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Case 5-4: Headache

Case 5-5: Closed Head Injury

Case 5-6: Sore Throat, Earache, and Sore Chest

Case 5-7: Thigh Redness

Case 5-8: Patellar Dislocation

Case 5-9: Leg Laceration

Case 5-10: Abdominal Pain and Diarrhea

Case 5-11: Scrotal Bleeding

Case 5-12: Dyspnea and Tachycardia

6. Medicine

Case 6-1: Echocardiogram

Case 6-2: Stress Test

Case 6-3: Cardiac Catheterization

Case 6-4: Cardiac Catheterization

Case 6-5: Right Heart Catheterization

Case 6-6: Bilateral Laser-Doppler

Case 6-7: Saphenous Vein Mapping

Case 6-8: Venous Ultrasound

Case 6-9: Extremities Ultrasound

Case 6-10: Renal Dialysis Progress Note

7. Gastroenterology

Case 7-1: Orogastric Tube Placement

Case 7-2: Splenectomy and Colectomy

Case 7-3: Gastrojejunostomy Placement

Case 7-4: Cystotomy

Case 7-5: Small Bowel Anastomosis

Case 7-6: Pyloroplasty

8. Nephrology

Case 8-1: Progress Note, Dialysis

Case 8-2: Progress Note, Peritoneal Dialysis

Case 8-3: Progress Note, Cycler PD

Case 8-4: Renal Tumor Excision

Case 8-5: Renal Mass

Case 8-6: Renal Tumor

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

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