The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing, 2013 Edition


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

Learning advanced medical coding concepts is easy with Carol J. Buck's proven, step-by-step method! The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing, 2013 Edition provides an in-depth understanding of physician-based medical coding and coding services such as medical visits, diagnostic testing and interpretation, treatments, surgeries, and anesthesia. Patient cases reflect actual medical records - with personal details changed or removed - and give you real-world experience coding from physical documentation with advanced material. Enhance your clinical decision-making skills and learn to confidently pull the right information from documents, select the right codes, determine the correct sequencing of those codes, properly audit cases, and prepare for the transition to ICD-10-CM with the help of Carol J. Buck!
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Book information

  • Published: December 2012
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-4487-9

Table of Contents

  1. Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services
  2. Medicine
  3. Radiology
  4. Pathology and Laboratory
  5. Integumentary System
  6. Cardiovascular System
  7. Digestive System, Hemic/Lymphatic System, and Mediastinum/Diaphragm
  8. Musculoskeletal System
  9. Respiratory System
  10. Urinary, Male Genital, and Endocrine Systems
  11. Female Genital System and Maternity Care/Delivery
  12. Nervous System
  13. Eye and Auditory Systems
  14. Anesthesia

Appendix A. E/M Audit Form

Appendix B. CMS AB-01-44

Appendix C. Resources

Appendix D. Abbreviations

Appendix E. Answers to Every Other Case