Code more quickly, accurately, and efficiently, and optimize reimbursement with 2013 HCPCS Level II, Standard Edition. In an easy-to-use format, this practical reference presents the latest Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes to help you comply with coding regulations and confidently locate information on specific codes, manage supply reimbursement, report patient data, and more. Keep current with HCPCS codes with this essential medical billing reference from coding expert Carol J. Buck!
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This is an excellent tool for anyone preparing to take the national licensing exam or a current licensed administrator needing a good review.” Score: 93, 4 Stars
-- Doody’s Medical Reviews for the Sixth Edition
The seventh edition of this classic review guide for nursing home administration licensure is revised and updated to reflect new information as recently mandated for the federally required national exam. It is based on the same format as the actual exam and provides an easy-to-use, effective way to review essential concepts and practice test-taking skills.
The seventh edition reflects all changes to the new exam and includes over 600 test questions with answer keys, full-length rationales, and new content specific to the NAB exam. With core information on management, governance, and leadership; finance and business; environment; resident and patient care; and human resources--plus savvy test-taking strategies--it includes everything you need for exam success.
New to the Seventh Edition:
New questions and answers reflecting all updates and revisions
New laws and federal regulations
Impacts of the ACA on long-term care
2015 Federal Requirements for Electronic Health Records
New RAI (Resident Assessment Instrument)
New Quality Indicators
New Lifestyle Safety Code Inspection Processes
New ICDM-10 International Classification of Diseases-Modified
New topics including transportation options, customer care, data security, social media, contractual agreements, information management and technology, and much, much more
600+ questions with answer key and extensive rationales
Core information on management, governance, and leadership; finance and business; environment; nursing: resident/patient care; and human resources
Test-taking strategies for success
Complete coverage of the new ICD-10 code setin Unit 2 prepares you for the eventual transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.
Official Guidelines for Coding and Reportingboxes in Units 2, 3, and 5 present the official outpatient and inpatient guidelines alongside text discussions.
Concrete "real-life" coding exampleshelp you apply important coding principles and practices to actual scenarios from the field.
Over 500 total illustrationsof medical procedures or conditions help you understand the services being coded.
Four coding question variationsdevelop your coding ability and critical thinking skills:
One answer blank for coding questions that require a one-code answer
Multiple answer blanks for coding questions that require a multiple-code answer
Identifiers next to the answer blank(s) to guide you through the most difficult coding scenarios
Answer blanks with a preceding symbol (3 interlocking circles) indicates that the user must decide the number of codes necessary to correctly answer the question
In-text exercises, Quick Checks, and Toolbox featuresreinforce coding rules and concepts, emphasize key information, and test your retention and understanding.
From the Trenches,Coding Shots, Stop!, Caution!, Check This Out!, and CMS Rules boxes offer valuable, up-to-date tips and advice for working in today’s medical coding field.
Coder’s Indexmakes it easy to instantly locate specific codes. Practice activities on the companion Evolve website reinforce key concepts from the text.Updated content presents the latest coding information so you can practice with the most current information available.