Mastering Medical Coding - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781416023951, 9780323277631

Mastering Medical Coding

3rd Edition

Authors: Marsha Diamond
eBook ISBN: 9780323277631
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 2nd June 2006
Page Count: 560

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This practical approach to coding provides a solid foundation in basic coding principles with an emphasis on learning through realistic physician documentation. It prepares students to tackle any coding scenario, from routine to complex. Chapters begin with an emphasis on basic coding documentation and rules to ensure correct coding for ICD-9-CM, CPT-4, and HCPCS. Progressively difficult coding exercises incorporate newly learned skills as readers advance through the material. The worktext portion of the book and the companion student workbook provide progressively difficult real-world exercises that build the necessary skills of identifying the right codes from real-world medical charts. Learning objectives, numerous examples, chapter reviews, and coding reference tools throughout provide the necessary learning tools to fully master basic and advanced coding concepts.

Key Features

  • Coding reference tools make it easy to find important chapter points.
  • Basic ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 coding concepts are utilized, simplifying the coding of complex cases.
  • Practical Stop and Practice exercises help you review and build on what you've learned.
  • Chapter review exercises include questions ranging from fill-in-the-blank to practical application.
  • Certification review is made easy by a bulleted summary of important points following each chapter.
  • A Coding Reference Tools appendix provides perforated pages that may be removed for quick reference in the classroom or on the job.
  • Text emphasis is on proper review of actual physician documentation and applying basic coding rules as important first steps in the coding process. This prepares the student to locate and determine the actual "diagnosis" and "procedure" to be coded from the physician documentation, which is a prerequisite skill for locating correct codes and very important for compliance.

Table of Contents

Section 1 Crucial Role of Physician Documentation in the Coding Process

Chapter 1 Physician Documentation

Section 2 ICD-9-CM Diagnostic Coding

Chapter 2 Determining Physician Diagnosis

Chapter 3 Using the ICD-9-CM Code Book

Chapter 4 V Codes and E Codes

Chapter 5 ICD-9-CM Tables

Chapter 6 Coding Special Complexities

Chapter 7 ICD-10-CM

Section 3 Physician Procedure Coding

Chapter 8 Determining Codeable Services

Chapter 9 Using CPT-4

Chapter 10 Evaluation and Management Services

Chapter 11 Anesthesia Services

Chapter 12 Surgery Services

Chapter 13 Radiology Services

Chapter 14 Pathology Services

Chapter 15 Medicine Services

Chapter 16 Modifiers

Chapter 17 HCPCS Codes

Section 4 Hospital Coding

Chapter 18 Hospital Diagnostic Coding

Chapter 19 DRG Coding

Section 5 Putting Together the Coding Systems

Chapter 20 Putting together CPT-4, ICD-9-CM and DRG

Section 6 The Reimbursement Perspective

Chapter 21 Coding from the Reimbursement Perspective

Section 7 Monitoring and Compliance

Chapter 22 Monitoring and Compliance Process


Appendix 1 – Coding Reference Toolbox

Appendix 2 - Answers


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About the Author

Marsha Diamond

Affiliations and Expertise

Program Director & Instructor, Coding and Health Information, Central Florida College, Orlando, FL, USA