Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2013 Edition - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781455744657, 9781455775316

Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2013 Edition

1st Edition

Authors: Carol Buck
eBook ISBN: 9781455775316
eBook ISBN: 9781455744909
eBook ISBN: 9780323292009
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 11th December 2012
Page Count: 1056

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

Key Features

  • 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.
  • Complete coverage of the new ICD-10 code set in Unit 2 prepares you for the eventual transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.
  • Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting boxes in Units 2, 3, and 5 present the official outpatient and inpatient guidelines alongside text discussions.
  • Concrete "real-life" coding examples help you apply important coding principles and practices to actual scenarios from the field.
  • Over 500 total illustrations of medical procedures or conditions help you understand the services being coded.
  • Four coding question variations develop your coding ability and critical thinking skills:
    • 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 necessary to correctly answer the question

  • In-text exercises, Quick Checks, and Toolbox features reinforce coding rules and concepts, emphasize key information, and test your retention and understanding.
  • From the Trenches, Coding Shots, Stop!, Caution!, Check This Out!, and CMS Rules boxes offer valuable, up-to-date tips and advice for working in today’s medical coding field.
  • Coder’s Index makes it easy to instantly locate specific codes.
  • Practice activities on the companion Evolve website reinforce key concepts from the text.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Reimbursement

  1. Reimbursement, HIPAA, and Compliance
  2. Unit 2: ICD-10-CM

  3. An Overview of ICD-10-CM
  4. ICD-10-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines
  5. Using ICD-10-CM
  6. Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 1-10)
  7. Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 11-14)
  8. Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 15-21)
  9. Unit 3: ICD-9-CM

  10. An Overview of ICD-9-CM
  11. ICD-9-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines
  12. Using ICD-9-CM
  13. Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-9-CM Chapters 1-8)
  14. Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-9-CM Chapters 9-17)
  15. Unit 4: CPT and HCPCS

  16. Introduction to CPT and Level II National Codes (HCPCS)
  17. Modifiers
  18. Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services
  19. Anesthesia
  20. Surgery Guidelines and General Surgery
  21. Integumentary System
  22. Musculoskeletal System
  23. Respiratory System
  24. Cardiovascular System
  25. Hemic, Lymphatic, Mediastinum, and Diaphragm
  26. Digestive System
  27. Urinary and Male Genital Systems
  28. Reproductive, Intersex Surgery, Female Genital System, and Maternity Care and Delivery
  29. Endocrine and Nervous Systems
  30. Eye, Ocular Adnexa, Auditory, and Operating Microscope
  31. Radiology
  32. Pathology/Laboratory
  33. Medicine
  34. Unit 5: Inpatient Coding

  35. Inpatient Coding

Appendix A: Online 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