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E/M Auditing Step, 3rd Edition

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Building your skills as a professional coder and auditor, E/M Auditing Step, 3rd Edition provides a thorough review of the 17 Evaluation and Management (E/M) subsections presented in the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) manual. Real-life scenarios let you practice coding with cases taken from actual documentation. An outline format includes plenty of practice questions, making it easy to review and prepare for E/M certification exams. Written by coding author and educator Carol J. Buck, this edition covers both ICD-9 and ICD-10 code sets, and helps you gain the accuracy and proficiency you need for success in auditing records and in E/M coding.

    • A convenient outline format provides easy-to-follow, efficient coverage of E/M coding.
      • An introduction to E/M coding describes how to fill out the main audit form used in the book, then breaks down each of the 17 E/M CPT subsections separately.
        • Follow-up questions and reports test your comprehension of the E/M subsections and allow you to build confidence.
          • An examination with answers prepares you for the professional environment with 17 real-life cases covering E/M codes.
            • 1995 and 1997 E/M Documentation Guidelines, along with an Internet Only Manual, provide a quick reference to all E/M coding variations.
              • Useful appendices include answers to Unit 1 questions and the Unit 2 exam, blank audit forms for practice, abbreviations, and additional resources.
                  • UPDATED content lets you practice using the 2013 code sets.
                    • Dual coding includes answers for both ICD-9 and ICD-10, preparing you for the diagnosis coding sets of both today and tomorrow.

                      Unit 1: Evaluation and Management

                      1. Introduction

                      2. E/M Codes

                      Unit 2: Examination

                      Unit 3: Resources

                      1. 1995 Documentation Guidelines for E/M Services

                      2. 1997 Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management Services

                      3. Internet Only Manual (IOM) 104, 30.6

                      Appendix A: Unit 1, Evaluation and Management Practice Answers

                      Appendix B: Examination Answers

                      Appendix C: E/M Audit Forms

                      Appendix D: Abbreviations

                      Appendix E: Further Text Resources

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