The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing, 2016 Edition - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323389105, 9780323389129

The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing, 2016 Edition

1st Edition

Authors: Carol Buck
eBook ISBN: 9780323389129
eBook ISBN: 9780323389143
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 22nd December 2015
Page Count: 608
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Description

Mastering advanced medical coding skills is easier with Carol J. Buck's proven, step-by-step method! The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing, 2016 Edition uses real-world patient cases to explain coding for services such as medical visits, diagnostic testing and interpretation, treatments, surgeries, and anesthesia. Hands-on practice with physician documentation helps you take the next step in coding proficiency. With this guide from coding author and educator Carol J. Buck, you will learn to confidently pull the right information from medical documents, select the right codes, determine the correct sequencing of those codes, and then properly audit cases.

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Evaluation and Management (E/M) audit forms include clear coding instructions to help reduce errors in determining the correct level of service.
  • Real-world patient cases (cleared of any patient identifiers) simulate the first year of coding on-the-job by using actual medical records.
  • More than 185 full-color illustrations depict and clarify advanced coding concepts.
  • From the Trenches boxes highlight the real-life experiences of professional medical coders and include photographs, quotes, practical tips, and advice.

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
Glossary

Details

No. of pages:
608
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2016
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9780323389129
eBook ISBN:
9780323389143

About the Author

Carol Buck

Affiliations and Expertise

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