The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing, 2017/2018 Edition - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323430777, 9780323497121

The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing, 2017/2018 Edition

1st Edition

Authors: Carol Buck
eBook ISBN: 9780323497121
eBook ISBN: 9780323497138
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 7th December 2016
Page Count: 624

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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, 2017/2018 Edition shows how to code for services such as medical visits, diagnostic testing and interpretation, treatments, surgeries, and anesthesia. Real-world cases take your outpatient coding skills a step further by providing hands-on practice with physician documentation. 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 properly audit cases.

Key Features

  • Real-world patient cases (cleared of any patient identifiers) simulate the first year of coding on the job by using actual medical records. 
  • UNIQUE! From the Trenches boxes highlight the real-life experiences of professional medical coders and include photographs, quotes, practical tips, and advice.
  • UNIQUE! Evaluation and Management (E/M) audit forms include clear coding instructions to help reduce errors in determining the correct level of service. 
  • Nearly 200 full-color illustrations depict and clarify advanced coding concepts.
  • Coding updates and tips are also provided on the Evolve companion website.

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