Key Features

  • Carol J. Buck's proven step-by-step approach guides you through difficult concepts in the most direct, straightforward manner to ensure complete understanding.
  • Realistic patient cases simulate the professional coding experience by using actual medical records (with personal patient details changed or removed), allowing you to practice coding with advanced material.
  • Dual Coding prepares you for the switch to ICD-10 by accompanying all ICD-9 answers with corresponding codes from ICD-10-CM.
  • More than 160 illustrations and a full-color design make advanced concepts more accessible and visually engaging.
  • UNIQUE! Evaluation and Management (E/M) Audit Forms, developed to determine the correct E/M codes, simplify the coding process and help you ensure accuracy.
  • From the Trenches boxes in each chapter highlight real-life medical coders and provide practical tips, advice, and encouragement.

Table of Contents

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

Appendix A: E/M Audit Forms

Appendix B: CMS AB-01-44

Appendix C: Resources

Appendix D: Abbreviations

Appendix E: Answers to every other case


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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