The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing, 2014 Edition - 1st Edition

The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing, 2014 Edition

1st Edition

Authors: Carol Buck
Imprint: Saunders

Description

Learning advanced medical coding is easy with Carol J. Buck's proven, step-by-step method! The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing, 2014 Edition helps you master coding skills for services such as medical visits, diagnostic testing and interpretation, treatments, surgeries, and anesthesia. Patient cases reflect actual medical records and give you real-world experience with advanced coding. Enhance your 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 transition to ICD-10 with the help of coding author and educator Carol J. Buck!

Key Features

  • 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 addresses the transition to ICD-10 by providing coding answers for both ICD-9 and ICD-10.
  • UNIQUE! Evaluation and Management (E/M) Audit Forms, developed to determine the correct E/M codes, simplify the coding process and help to ensure accuracy.
  • Auditing cases prepare you to assign correct codes to complicated records, as well as audit records for accuracy. 
  • From the Trenches boxes highlight the experiences of real-life medical coders and provide practical tips, advice, and encouragement.
  • UNIQUE! Netter anatomy plates in each chapter help you understand anatomy and how it affects coding.
  • More than 160 full-color illustrations depict and clarify advanced concepts.

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

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9780323241632
eBook ISBN:
9780323292030
eBook ISBN:
9780323227568

About the Author

Carol Buck

Affiliations and Expertise

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