The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing, 2013 Edition - E-Book

Elsevier Health Sciences
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Learning advanced medical coding concepts is easy with Carol J. Buck's proven, step-by-step method! The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing, 2013 Edition provides an in-depth understanding of physician-based medical coding and coding services such as medical visits, diagnostic testing and interpretation, treatments, surgeries, and anesthesia. Patient cases reflect actual medical records — with personal details changed or removed — and give you real-world experience coding from physical documentation with advanced material. Enhance your clinical decision-making skills and learn to confidently pull the right information from documents, select the right codes, determine the correct sequencing of those codes, properly audit cases, and prepare for the transition to ICD-10-CM with the help of Carol J. Buck!Auditing cases in every chapter offer realistic experience with auditing coded reports.

UNIQUE! Evaluation and Management (E/M) Audit Forms

, developed to determine the correct E/M codes, simplify the coding process and help you ensure accuracy.

Dual Coding

prepares you for the switch to ICD-10 by accompanying all ICD-9 answers with corresponding codes from ICD-10-CM.

Realistic patient cases

simulate the professional coding experience by using actual medical records (with personal patient details changed or removed), allowing you to practice coding with advanced material.

UNIQUE! Netter anatomy plates

in each chapter help you understand anatomy and how it affects coding.

From the Trenches

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in each chapter highlight real-life medical coders and provide practical tips, advice, and encouragement. More than 175 illustrations and a full-color design make advanced concepts more accessible and visually engaging.Stronger focus on auditing cases prepares you to assign correct codes to complicated records, as well as audit records for accuracy. Updated content presents the latest coding information so you can practice with the most current information available.
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Publisher
Elsevier Health Sciences
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Published on
Dec 27, 2013
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Pages
648
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ISBN
9780323292023
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Administration
Medical / Medical History & Records
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This content is DRM protected.
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Carol J. Buck
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Select diagnosis codes accurately with Carol J. Buck's 2016 ICD-10-CM: Standard Edition. Designed by coders for coders, this practical manual includes all the ICD-10 codes needed for basic inpatient, outpatient, and Medicare coding. As coders need more extensive knowledge to code with ICD-10-CM — and to choose from the thousands of possible codes — this edition provides an essential background in A&P, pathology, and medical terminology, along with colorful Netter’s Anatomy illustrations and clear instructions for using the book. Together, these features make diagnosis coding faster and easier. Also included is a companion website with the latest coding news and updates! UNIQUE! Full-color Netter’s Anatomy art is included in a separate section for easy reference and cross-referenced within the Tabular List to help you understand anatomy and how it may affect choosing codes.More than 150 illustrations provide visual orientation and enhance understanding of specific coding situations.Convenient Guide to the Updates in the front of the book lists all new, revised, and deleted codes, providing at-a-glance lookup of the annual changes. Two-color design provides an economical version of this coding manual. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (OGCRs) are listed in full and also integrated within the code set, providing fast, easy access to coding rules.Symbols and highlights draw attention to codes that may require special consideration before coding, including: New, Revised, and DeletedCodes that call for the use of additional character(s)Includes, Excludes 1 and Excludes 2Use AdditionalUnspecifiedCode First and Code AlsoPlaceholder X symbol reminds you to assign placeholder X for codes less than 6 characters that require a 7th character. Additional elements within specific codes define terms and add coding instructions relating to difficult terminology, diseases and conditions, or coding in a specific category.Items are included throughout the Tabular List to ensure accurate coding, providing additional information on common diseases and conditions. Codingupdates.com companion website includes the latest changes to the ICD coding system. NEW! 2016 ICD-10-CM: Standard Edition replaces Carol Buck’s ICD-9-CM, Volumes 1 and 2; this manual includes an introduction to ICD-10-CM coding in Part I, an alphabetic index to diseases and injuries in Part II, and the Tabular List of diseases and injuries in Part III. UPDATED 2016 Official Code set reflects the latest ICD-10 codes needed for diagnosis coding.
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Take your first step toward a successful career in medical coding with guidance from the most trusted name in coding education! From Carol J. Buck, the bestselling Step-by-Step Medical Coding is a practical, easy-to-use resource that shows you exactly how to code using all current coding sets. Explanations of coding concepts are followed by practice exercises to reinforce understanding of the material. In addition to coverage of reimbursement, ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, an Evolve website includes 30-day access to TruCode® Encoder Essentials. No other text so thoroughly covers all coding sets in one source!A step-by-step approach makes it easier to build your skills and remember the material.30-day trial access to TruCode® Encoder Essentials gives you experience with using an encoder (in addition to separate encoder practice exercises on the Evolve website).Learning Objective Review questions are included at the end of each chapter.UNIQUE! Concrete "real-life" coding reports (cleared of any confidential information) simulate the reports you will encounter as a coder and help you apply coding principles to actual cases.Instructor-led assessments on the companion Evolve website provide additional assessment options in classroom settings (answers and rationales provided at the discretion of your instructor).UNIQUE! Four coding-question variations — covering both single-code questions and multiple-code questions and scenarios — develop your coding ability and critical thinking skills.Over 450 total illustrations help you understand the types of medical conditions and procedures being coded, along with examples taken directly from Elsevier's professional ICD-10 and HCPCS manuals.Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting boxes show the official guidelines wording for inpatient and outpatient coding alongside in-text explanations.UNIQUE! Coders’ Index in the back of the book makes it easy to quickly locate specific codes.Exercises, Quick Checks, and Toolbox features reinforce coding rules and concepts and emphasize key information.Valuable tips and advice are offered in features such as From the Trenches, Coding Shots, Stop!, Caution!, Check This Out, and CMS Rules.Sample electronic health record screenshots (located in Appendix D) show examples similar to the EHRs you will encounter in the workplace.NEW! Updated content includes the latest coding information available, promoting accurate coding and success on the job.NEW! Glossary review questions are included at the end of each chapter.
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