Coder's Resource Handbook - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781416037538, 9781437726022

Coder's Resource Handbook

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9781416037538
eBook ISBN: 9781437726022
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 16th April 2007
Page Count: 240


This portable, spiral-bound reference may be used with any coding textbook in a medical insurance, billing, and coding program. It's also a handy reference for practicing coders who need quick access to common information or a quick brush-up on common coding rules, terminology, abbreviations, and acronyms. Easy to carry and refer to, this book eliminates the need to rely on bulky reference books for the commonly used codes.

Key Features

  • Provides quick reference tools to commonly needed information in one succinct guide for ease and efficiency.
  • Includes lists of common abbreviations and acronyms used most often in coding for review —for medical records, physician notes, etc.
  • Contains A&P review with anatomical charts to assist in understanding the diagnoses given and the procedures performed.
  • Lists common ICD-9-CM and CPT codes by specialty and type to assist in accurate coding.
  • Includes illustrations of common source documents such as encounter forms, operative reports and ancillary reports, with quick tips on abstracting key elements needed for accurate coding.
  • Provides auditing tools in the form of check-off sheets for data entry review, claims review and patient chart review.

Table of Contents

1. Common Reference Tools




2. ICD-9-CM Coding Reference Tools

General ICD-9-CM Book Index

General VCode/E Code Index

Trauma Index

ICD-9-CM Guidelines

Adverse Affects Drugs/Poisoning Decision Tree

Pregnancy Coding Decision Tree

Source Document Illustrations

Specialty Coding Guidelines

Common ICD-9-CM Codes by Specialty

Common ICD-9-CM Codes by Type

3. CPT Coding Reference Tools

CPT Book Index

General Guidelines

Modifier Codes Grid

Other CPT Guidelines

Source Documents

Specific CPT Coding Guidelines

4. Auditing Tools

Data Entry

Claims Review Process

Chart-Audit Logsheet

E&M Audit Worksheet

Practice Protocol Worksheet



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