Key Features

  • Auditing cases in every chapter offer realistic experience with auditing coded reports. 
  • 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.
  • Dual Coding prepares you for the switch to ICD-10 by accompanying all ICD-9 answers with corresponding codes from ICD-10-CM.
  • 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.
  • UNIQUE! Netter anatomy plates in each chapter help you understand anatomy and how it affects coding.
  • From the Trenches boxes in each chapter highlight real-life medical coders and provide practical tips, advice, and encouragement.
  • More than 175 illustrations and a full-color design make advanced concepts more accessible and visually engaging.

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 Form

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