Buck's The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing, 2023/2024 Edition

Buck's The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing, 2023/2024 Edition

1st Edition - December 15, 2022

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  • Author: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323874113

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Master advanced coding skills! Buck’s The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing shows how to code for services such as medical visits, diagnostic testing and interpretation, treatments, surgeries, and anesthesia. Real-world cases (cleared of any patient identifiers) takes your coding proficiency a step further by providing hands-on practice with physician documentation. With this guide, you’ll learn to pull the right information from medical documents, select the right codes, determine the correct sequencing of those codes, and properly audit cases.

Key Features

  • Real-world patient cases (cleared of any patient identifiers) simulate the first year of coding on the job by using actual medical records, allowing you to practice coding with advanced material.
  • UNIQUE! Evaluation and Management (E/M) audit forms include clear coding instructions to help reduce errors in determining the correct level of service.
  • More than 150 full-color illustrations depict and clarify advanced coding concepts.
  • Coverage of CPT E/M guidelines changes for office and other outpatient codes.
  • From the Trenches boxes highlight the real-life experiences of professional medical coders and include photographs, quotes, practical tips, and advice.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    List of Physicians

    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

    Figure Credits
    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 576
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: December 15, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323874113

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