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cover image - Step-by-Step Medical Coding 2012 Edition - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9781455708345
Page Count: 1056
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $70.95

Step-by-Step Medical Coding 2012 Edition - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

by Carol J. Buck, MS, CPC, CCS-P

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

cover image - Step-by-Step Medical Coding 2012 Edition - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9781455708345
Page Count: 1056
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $70.95
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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 2012 Edition is the practical, easy-to-use resource that shows you exactly how to code using all of today's coding systems by providing an in-depth introduction to essential coding concepts followed by practice exercises that reinforce your understanding. In addition to coverage of reimbursement, ICD-9-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, the 2012 edition offers complete coverage of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding system in preparation for the transition in 2013. No other text on the market so thoroughly prepares you for all coding systems in one source!

    • Complete coverage of the new ICD-10 code set prepares you for the upcoming transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 in October 2013.
    • 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.
    • Consistent, full-color design provides easy navigation and presents material in a unique, compelling way.

    • In-text exercises throughout each chapter reinforce coding rules and concepts and follow the book's step-by-step approach.

    • Quick Check features immediately reinforce key concepts and test your retention and understanding.
    • Concrete "real-life" coding examples help you apply important coding principles and practices to actual scenarios from the field.

    • Toolbox features provide additional real-world cases for analyzing and applying your coding knowledge.

    • Over 450 total illustrations of medical procedures or conditions help you understand the services being coded.
    • Answer formats develop your coding ability by using a format that includes one of four response variations:

      • 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

    • From the Trenches quotes offer valuable, up-to-date insights from instructors and professionals in the medical coding field.

    • Coding Shots provide tips for complicated coding scenarios and advice for entering the job market.
    • Stop! notes summarize recent material to aid your retention and help transition into the next topic.
    • Caution! notes warn of common coding mistakes and reinforce the concept of coding as an exact science.
    • Check This Out! boxes offer notes on accessing reference information, primarily via the Internet.
    • Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting boxes in Units 3 and 5 present the official outpatient and inpatient guidelines alongside text discussions.
    • Practice activities and Coding Guidelines available on the companion Evolve website reinforce key concepts from the text and provide fast, easy access to the most up-to-date content.
    • Coder's Index makes it easy to instantly locate specific codes.
    • Updated content presents the latest coding information so you can practice with the most current information available.
    • Primary focus on ICD-10 features color coded units and chapters that are easy to identify.
  • Unit 1: Reimbursement

    1. Reimbursement, HIPAA, and Compliance

    Unit 2: ICD-10-CM

    2. An Overview of the ICD-10-CM

    3. ICD-10-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines

    4. Using ICD-10-CM

    5. Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 1-10)

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

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

    Unit 3: ICD-9-CM

    8. An Overview of the ICD-9-CM

    9. ICD-9-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines

    10. Using ICD-9-CM

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

    12. Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-9-CM Chapters 9-17)

    Unit 4: CPT and HCPCS

    13. Introduction to the CPT and Level II National Codes (HCPCS)

    14. Modifiers

    15. Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services

    16. Anesthesia

    17. Surgery Guidelines and General Surgery

    18. Integumentary System

    19. Musculoskeletal System

    20. Respiratory System

    21. Cardiovascular System

    22. Hemic, Lymphatic, Mediastinum, and Diaphragm

    23. Digestive System

    24. Urinary and Male Genital Systems

    25. Reproductive, Intersex Surgery, Female Genital System, and Maternity Care and Delivery

    26. Endocrine and Nervous Systems

    27. Eye, Ocular Adnexa, Auditory, and Operating Microscope

    28. Radiology

    29. Pathology/Laboratory

    30. Medicine

    Unit 5: Inpatient Coding

    31. Inpatient Coding

    Appendix A. Resources

    Appendix B. Exercise Answers

    Glossary

    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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