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Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2013 Edition

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, 2013 Edition is the practical, easy-to-use resource that shows you exactly how to code using all of today's coding systems. In-depth, step-by-step explanations of essential coding concepts are followed by practice exercises to reinforce your understanding. In addition to coverage of reimbursement, ICD-9-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, the 2013 edition offers complete coverage of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding system in preparation for the eventual transition. No other text on the market so thoroughly prepares you for all coding sets in one source!

Online version,

Published: December 2012

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-4491-6


  • Unit 1: Reimbursement

    1. Reimbursement, HIPAA, and Compliance
    2. Unit 2: ICD-10-CM

    3. An Overview of ICD-10-CM
    4. ICD-10-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines
    5. Using ICD-10-CM
    6. Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 1-10)
    7. Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 11-14)
    8. Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 15-21)
    9. Unit 3: ICD-9-CM

    10. An Overview of ICD-9-CM
    11. ICD-9-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines
    12. Using ICD-9-CM
    13. Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-9-CM Chapters 1-8)
    14. Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-9-CM Chapters 9-17)
    15. Unit 4: CPT and HCPCS

    16. Introduction to CPT and Level II National Codes (HCPCS)
    17. Modifiers
    18. Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services
    19. Anesthesia
    20. Surgery Guidelines and General Surgery
    21. Integumentary System
    22. Musculoskeletal System
    23. Respiratory System
    24. Cardiovascular System
    25. Hemic, Lymphatic, Mediastinum, and Diaphragm
    26. Digestive System
    27. Urinary and Male Genital Systems
    28. Reproductive, Intersex Surgery, Female Genital System, and Maternity Care and Delivery
    29. Endocrine and Nervous Systems
    30. Eye, Ocular Adnexa, Auditory, and Operating Microscope
    31. Radiology
    32. Pathology/Laboratory
    33. Medicine
    34. Unit 5: Inpatient Coding

    35. Inpatient Coding

    Appendix A: Online Resources

    Appendix B: Exercise Answers


    Coder's Index


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