Physician Coding Exam Review 2013

Physician Coding Exam Review 2013


Build the confidence to succeed on the AAPC CPC® certification exam and take your medical coding career to the next step with CPC® Coding Exam Review 2013: The Certification Step with ICD-9-CM! Reflecting the expert insight of leading coding educator Carol J. Buck, this complete exam review guides you step-by-step through all of the content covered on the CPC® exam, including anatomy and terminology for each organ system; reimbursement concepts; an overview of CPT, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS coding; and more. Plus, two practice exams and a final exam modeled on the actual CPC® exam simulate the exam experience to give you a head start on certification success.

    • Comprehensive review content based on the AAPC CPC® exam covers everything you need to know to pass your exams.

    • Companion Evolve website includes a pre-exam and post-exam with answers and rationales that allow you to track your learning, identify areas where you need more study, and overcome test anxiety.

    • A final exam located in the text simulates the actual testing experience you’ll encounter when you take the CPC® exam.
    • Concise outline format helps you quickly access key information and study more efficiently.
    • NEW! Real-world, physician-based coding cases provide extra practice and preparation for the CPC exam.

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    Course Syllabus and Student Calendar

    Unit 1: Anatomy, Terminology, and Pathophysiology

      • Integumentary System

      • Musculoskeletal System

      • Respiratory System

      • Cardiovascular System

      • Female Genital System and Pregnancy

      • Male Genital System

      • Urinary System

      • Digestive System

      • Mediastinum and Diaphragm

      • Hemic and Lymphatic System

      • Endocrine System

      • Nervous System

      • Senses

      • Unit 1 Quiz Answers

      Unit 2: Reimbursement Issues

        • Reimbursement Issues

        • National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI)

        • Federal Register

        • Quality Improvement Organizations (QIO)

        • Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS)

        • Medicare Fraud and Abuse

        • Managed Health Care

        • Reimbursement Terminology

        • Reimbursement Quiz

        • Reimbursement Quiz Answers

        Unit 3: Overview of CPT, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS Coding

          • Introduction to Medical Coding

          • CPT

          • HCPCS Coding

          • An Overview of the ICD-9-CM

          • Using the ICD-9-CM

          Unit 4: Coding Challenge

            • Examinations

            • Pre-Examination and Post-Examination

            • Final Examination

            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: Practice Exercises Answers and Rationales

            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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