Key Features

  • More than 100 cases covering all medical specialties provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient coding practice and reflect the latest CCS and CPC-H certification exam outlines.
  • Abstracting questions test your knowledge and critical thinking skills.
  • Visually engaging design makes coding concepts more approachable.
  • Detailed rationales, ICD-9-CM code updates, and practical tips on a companion Evolve website enhance your coding accuracy and help you code more efficiently.

Table of Contents

1. Integumentary

Case 1: Excision, Basal Cell Carcinoma

Case 2: Ulcer Repair

Case 3: Ulcer Debridement

Case 4: Dressing Change

Case 5: Split Thickness Skin Graft

Case 6: Flap with Debridement

Case 7: Lesion Excision

Case 8: Incision and Drainage

2. Gastrointestinal

Case 9: Sigmoidoscopy

Case 10: Colonoscopy

Case 11: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

Case 12: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Case 13: Colonoscopy through Colostomy

Case 14: Colonoscopy with Polypectomy

Case 15: Colonoscopy with Polypectomy

Case 16: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)

Case 17: Colonoscopy with Biopsies

3. Nephrology

Case 18: Plasma Exchange

Case 19: Kidney Biopsy

Case 20: Plasma Exchange

Case 21: Kidney Biopsy

Case 22: Central Venous Placement

4. Neurology/Neurosurgery

Case 23: Lumbar Puncture

Case 24: Electroencephalogram Report

Case 25: Carpal Tunnel Release

Case 26: Discectomy

Case 27: Ventricular Puncture

Case 28: Electroencephalogram Report

Case 29: Insertion of Intrathecal Catheter and Pump

5. Obstetric and Gynecologic Surgery and Ophthalmology

Case 30: Hysteroscopy

Case 31: Amniocentesis

Case 32: Dacryocystorhinostomy

Case 33: Blepharoplasty

Case 34: Removal Caruncle

6. Orthopedic

Case 35: Anterior and Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Case 36: Meniscectomy

Case 37: Synovectomy

Case 38: Closed Reduction

Case 39: Arthroplasty

Case 40: Mosaicplasty

Case 41: Arthroscopy

7. Otorhinolaryngology

Case 42: Tympanostomy

Case 43: Uvulopalatopharyng


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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