The Next Step, Advanced Medical Coding 2012 Edition - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781455706464, 9781455740123

The Next Step, Advanced Medical Coding 2012 Edition

1st Edition

Authors: Carol Buck
eBook ISBN: 9781455740123
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 14th December 2011
Page Count: 648

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Learning advanced medical coding concepts is easy with Carol J. Buck's proven, step-by-step method! The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding, 2012 Edition provides an in-depth understanding of physician-based medical coding and coding services such as medical visits, diagnostic testing and interpretation, treatments, surgeries, and anesthesia. Patient cases reflect actual medical records -- with personal details changed or removed -- and give you real-world experience coding from physical documentation with advanced material. Enhance your clinical decision-making skills and learn to confidently pull the right information from documents, select the right codes, determine the correct sequencing of those codes, properly audit cases, and prepare for the 2013 transition to ICD-10-CM with the help of Carol J. Buck!

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