Understanding Medical Coding A Comprehensive Guide

ISBN-10: 111130680X

ISBN-13: 9781111306809

Edition: 3rd 2013

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Description: Practical and easy to understand, UNDERSTANDING MEDICAL CODING: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE, THIRD EDITION teaches you everything you need to know about medical coding. Through clear, step-by-step instructions, you will learn how to code a claim correctly, link the correct CPT and ICD-9-CM codes for reimbursement, understand adjustments as well as how and when to bill patients, and determine what to do if there is a denial or rejection. Coverage has been thoroughly updated to include information on ICD-10-CM and how it compares to ICD-9-CM. CPT coding and modifiers are also discussed, as well as more code-specific information, concentrating on specialty coding and the levels of coding. Additional case studies, practice exercises, tips, examples, tables, charts, and photos have been added in order to improve your performance and ensure that you are well prepared for a medical coding position in a variety of settings.

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Book details

List price: $191.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 2/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.366
Language: English

Sandra Johnson, CMA (AAMA), CPC has worked 30 years in the health care field, with 25 years teaching experience in medical assisting, medical coding and transcription courses. She is an active member of the American Association of Medical Assistants and the American Academy of Professional Coders. She was awarded the Indiana Medical Assistant of the year, 1993, a multiple nominee for Who's Who Among America's Teachers, and the recipient of the Glenn W. Sample Award for Instructional Excellence 1996 and 2004 from Ivy Tech State College. She is a coding and transcription instructor at Indiana University Southeast, and holds a Master's degree in Human Resource Development with a specialization in health and safety management from Indiana State University.

Preface
Introduction to Coding
Introduction
A Career As a Medical Coder
What Skills are Required in Medical Coding?
What is Fraud and Abuse?
Tools of the Trade
Types of Coding
ICD-10CM
ICD-9-CM
Introduction
History and Usage of ICD-9-CM
How to Look Up a Term
Tabular List
V Codes and E Codes
M Codes
Categories, Subcategories, and Subclassifications
Coding Conventions
Review of the Basic Steps in Coding
Procedural Coding with ICD-9-CM
Infections
HIV Infections
Circulatory System Coding
Diabetes Mellitus
Using V Codes
Obstetrical Coding
Neoplasms
E Coding
Injuries
Fractures
Burns
Poisoning versus Adverse Effects
Complications
Late Effects
Official Coding Guidelines
ICD-10-CM
Procedures in ICD-10-CM
Implementation of ICD-10-CM
Web Sites Related to ICD-10-CM
HCPCS Level II
Introduction
History
Format
HCPCSII Hierarchy
Code Revisions
Index
HCPCSII Chapter Details
Accuracy Tips
HCPCSII Medication Flow Chart
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Basics
Introduction
AAMA/CPT Code Book
Symbols
Unlisted Codes
Sending Copies of Notes
Illustrations
Anesthesia
CPT Surgical Guidelines
Radiology and Pathology Guidelines
Category II Codes
Category III Codes
CPT Errata
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix Ct- Clinical Examples
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G
Appendix H
Appendix I
Index
Tips for Selecting a CPT Code
Evaluation and Management
Introduction
AMA/CPT Evaluation and Management (E/M) Guidelines
Criteria of Documentation and E/M Code Selection per AMA/CPT
More Details
Time
How to Select the C/M Code for the Most Common Encounters
CMS 1995 Evaluation and Management Guidelines
CMS 1997 Evaluation and Management Guidelines
CPT Code Book
Anesthesia/General Surgery
Introduction
Anesthesia
Types of Anesthesia
Anesthesia Coding
General Surgery
The Respiratory System
The Cardiovascular System
The Hemic and Lymphatic Systems
The Mediastinum and Diaphragm
The Digestive System
The Urinary System
The Male Genital System
Laparoscopy/Hysteroscopy
The Nervous System
The Eye and Ocular Adnexa
The Auditory System
Integumentary System
Introduction
ICD-9-CM Code Selection
Evaluation and Management Services for Integumentary/Skin
Surgical Guidelines for Integumentary System
Incision and Drainage
Debridement
Paring or Cutting
Biopsy
Removal of Skin Tags
Lesion Removal or Destruction
Nails
Intralesional Injections and Tissue Expanders
Repair (Closures)
Graft Concepts and Tips
Adjacent Tissue Transfer of Rearrangement
Free Skin Grafts
Flaps (Skin and/or Deep Tissues)
Other Procedures
Pressure Ulcers (Decubitus Uclers)
Burns, Local Treatment
Destruction
Moh's Micrographic Surgery
Breast Procedures
Repair and/or Reconstruction
Orthopedics
Introduction
Fractures
Dislocations
Arthropathy
Vertebral Disorders
Sprains and Strains
Other Conditions and Procedures
Cardiology and the Cardiovascular System
Introduction
Cardiac and Vascular Anatomy and Physiology
ICD-9-CM Code Selection
Cpt
90000 Series of CPT
Intra-cardiac Electrophysiological Procedure/Studies
Other Vascular Studies
Noninvasive Vascular Diagnostic Studies
30000 Series of CPT
Radiology
Using Modifiers Effectively
Considering an Unlisted Code � Category II
Category II Codes
Ob/Gyn
Introduction
Unique Aspects of Coding OB/GYN
Subspecialties of OB/GYN
Anatomy and Physiology of the Female Reproductive System
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN)
Obstetrics (OB)
Radiology, Pathology, and Laboratory
Introduction
Radiology
CPT � Radiology
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