Step-by-Step Medical Coding 2012 Edition - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781455708345

Step-by-Step Medical Coding 2012 Edition

1st Edition

Authors: Carol Buck
eBook ISBN: 9781455708345
Imprint: Saunders


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 2012 Edition is the practical, easy-to-use resource that shows you exactly how to code using all of today's coding systems by providing an in-depth introduction to essential coding concepts followed by practice exercises that reinforce your understanding. In addition to coverage of reimbursement, ICD-9-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, the 2012 edition offers complete coverage of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding system in preparation for the transition in 2013. No other text on the market so thoroughly prepares you for all coding systems in one source!

Key Features

  • Complete coverage of the new ICD-10 code set prepares you for the upcoming transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 in October 2013.
  • Dual coding in Units 4 and 5 (where both ICD-10 and ICD-9 answers are provided for every exercise, chapter review, and workbook question) ensures you can code using the systems of both today and tomorrow.
  • Consistent, full-color design provides easy navigation and presents material in a unique, compelling way.

  • In-text exercises throughout each chapter reinforce coding rules and concepts and follow the book's step-by-step approach.

  • Quick Check features immediately reinforce key concepts and test your retention and understanding.
  • Concrete "real-life" coding examples help you apply important coding principles and practices to actual scenarios from the field.

  • Toolbox features provide additional real-world cases for analyzing and applying your coding knowledge.

  • Over 450 total illustrations of medical procedures or conditions help you understand the services being coded.
  • Answer formats develop your coding ability by using a format that includes one of four response variations:

    • One answer blank for coding questions that require a one-code answer
    • Multiple answer blanks for coding questions that require a multiple-code answer
    • Identifiers next to the answer blank(s) to guide you through the most difficult coding scenarios
    • Answer blanks with a preceding symbol (3 interlocking circles) indicates that the user must decide the number of codes necessar

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Reimbursement

1. Reimbursement, HIPAA, and Compliance

Unit 2: ICD-10-CM

2. An Overview of the ICD-10-CM

3. ICD-10-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines

4. Using ICD-10-CM

5. Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 1-10)

6. Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 11-14)

7. Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 15-21)

Unit 3: ICD-9-CM

8. An Overview of the ICD-9-CM

9. ICD-9-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines

10. Using ICD-9-CM

11. Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-9-CM Chapters 1-8)

12. Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-9-CM Chapters 9-17)

Unit 4: CPT and HCPCS

13. Introduction to the CPT and Level II National Codes (HCPCS)

14. Modifiers

15. Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services

16. Anesthesia

17. Surgery Guidelines and General Surgery

18. Integumentary System

19. Musculoskeletal System

20. Respiratory System

21. Cardiovascular System

22. Hemic, Lymphatic, Mediastinum, and Diaphragm

23. Digestive System

24. Urinary and Male Genital Systems

25. Reproductive, Intersex Surgery, Female Genital System, and Maternity Care and Delivery

26. Endocrine and Nervous Systems

27. Eye, Ocular Adnexa, Auditory, and Operating Microscope

28. Radiology

29. Pathology/Laboratory

30. Medicine

Unit 5: Inpatient Coding

31. Inpatient Coding

Appendix A. Resources

Appendix B. Exercise Answers


Coder's Index


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About the Author

Carol Buck

Affiliations and Expertise

Former Program Director, Medical Secretarial Programs, Northwest Technical College, East Grand Forks, MN