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Coding educator Carol J. Buck designed this easy-to-use resource to help you perfect your coding skills and position yourself for career advancement. The Extra Step, Physician-Based Coding Practice 2011 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 and prepare for the CPC and CCS-P certification exams.

  • More than 130 cases covering 18 specialties provide comprehensive coding practice in physician-based settings to strengthen your understanding and help you ensure your professional success.
  • Abstracting questions at the end of many cases are designed to assess knowledge and critical thinking skills.
  • Challenging reports are accompanied by detailed rationales on the companion Evolve Resources website to help you perfect your critical thinking skills and reinforce your knowledge of key coding concepts.
  • ICD-9-CM codes are accompanied by corresponding ICD-10-CM codes in the answer keys to familiarize you with the new coding system.
  • Cases are mapped to the content outline of the CPC and CCS-P certification exams to help you prepare for certification.
  • A companion Evolve Resources website keeps you informed of updates in the coding field and provides rationales for textbook patient cases and hints and tips for more efficient coding.

Chapter 1: Evaluation and Management

Case 1-1: Discharge Summary, Chest Pain

Case 1-2: Progress Note, Renal

Case 1-3: Progress Note, Hypotension

Case 1-4: Discharge Summary, Cardiac Catheterization

Case 1-5: Nephrology Consultation, Hypertension

Case 1-6: Nephrology Consultation, Hypotension

Case 1-7: Discharge Summary, Acute and Chronic Renal Failure

Case 1-8: Discharge Summary, Hypotension

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

Chapter 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

Chapter 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

Chapter 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

Chapter 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

Chapter 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

Chapter 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

Chapter 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

Case 8-7: Dialysis

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