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3-2-1 CODE IT! is your comprehensive learning resource for coding. This book combines ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCPCS Level II coding concepts into one convenient package and offers a level of detail suitable for beginning and more experienced coders alike. When you are ready to earn a coding credential, this book will continue to help you prepare and practice. The book includes an overview of coding systems, career opportunities for coders, the importance of joining professional organizations and obtaining credentials, the impact of working with other coding professionals, and how to develop opportunities for career advancement.

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Reviewer:LouAnn Schraffenberger, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P(Univ of Illinois at Chicago School of Biomed & Health Info Mgmt)
Description:This is a textbook for teaching ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCPCS coding systems to students in a structured coding course. The book may be used by instructors in more than one course.
Purpose:The purpose is to provide a resource for coding instruction in the classroom, for continuing education of coders, for individual self-study, and as a reference for practicing coders.
Audience:The audience includes students in the coding classroom, individuals with past coding instruction seeking to return to coding positions, and practicing coders for their continuing education needs. The author is a professor at Alfred State College in New York and is assisted by two contributing educators who are coding professionals and college program coordinators.
Features:The first seven of the 19 chapters address ICD-9-CM and HCPCS coding instruction. Chapters 8-18 provide CPT coding instruction and Chapter 19 provides insurance and reimbursement concepts. The accompanying CD-ROM disks provide encoder software and coding study tools. Supplements to the book include an instructor's manual, student workbook, electronic classroom manager, online companion for students and faculty, and WebTutor for WebCT or Blackboard for an Internet-based course management.
Assessment:The author and the contributors have created a comprehensive textbook that addresses ICD-9-CM, HCPCS, CPT coding, and basic reimbursement principles. Each chapter is nicely organized with an introduction, exercises, summary, study checklist, Internet links and a review. The exercises are good challenging activities for the student. The book is jam-packed with information about coding with 876 pages in the chapters and almost 100 more pages in the appendixes. Good supplementary books are provided to assist the instructor in teaching the course. It appears that the book focuses more on CPT instruction than ICD-9-CM and HCPCS coding instruction, but all three systems are covered. This is good textbook for serious coding instruction.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435448247
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/20/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1024
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Michelle A. Green, MPS, CMA (AAMA), RHIA, FAHIMA, CPC, is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor at Alfred State College in Alfred, New York. She is an active member of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), and is a Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association (FAHIMA). She has won many awards in recognition of her teaching excellence, including the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Alfred State College Alumni Association Teacher of the Year, and Who's Who Among America's Teachers.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables     v
Preface     viii
How to Use this Text     xiv
How to Use the StudyWare CD-ROM     xvi
How to Use the Encoder Pro CD-ROM     xix
Coding Overview
Overview of Coding     2
Career as a Coder     4
Professional Associations and Discussion Boards     7
Coding Overview     8
Documentation as Basis for Coding     11
Health Data Collection     17
International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) Coding System
Introduction to ICD-9-CM Coding     28
Overview of ICD-9-CM     30
ICD-9-CM Tabular List of Diseases     33
ICD-9-CM Index to Diseases     50
ICD-9-CM Index to Procedures and Tabular List of Procedures     55
ICD-9-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting     59
ICD-9-CM Coding Conventions     66
Format     68
Eponyms     70
Abbreviations     71
Punctuation     73
Boxed Notes     76
Tables     77
Includes Notes     78
Excludes Notes     79
Inclusion Terms     81
Other, OtherSpecified, and Unspecified Codes     82
Etiology and Manifestation Rules     83
And     85
Due To     86
In     86
With     87
Cross-References     88
ICD-9-CM Coding Guidelines     98
ICD-9-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting     100
General ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Guidelines     102
General ICD-9-CM Procedure Coding Guidelines     107
ICD-9-CM Chapter-Specific Coding Guidelines     113
ICD-9-CM Inpatient Coding     190
Inpatient Health Care Settings     193
Inpatient Reimbursement Systems     198
Inpatient Coding Guidelines     204
Long-term Care Coding Guidelines     214
ICD-9-CM Outpatient Coding     234
Outpatient Care     236
Diagnostic Coding and Reporting Guidelines for Outpatient Services: Hospital-Based and Physician Office     243
ICD-9-CM Coding Guidelines for Outpatient Diagnostic Tests     248
Home Health Care Coding     252
Hospice Outpatient Coding     262
Health Care Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), Level II National Coding System
HCPCS Level II National Coding System     284
Overview of HCPCS      285
HCPCS Level II National Codes     286
Assigning HCPCS Level II Codes     295
Determining Payer Responsibility     306
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding System
Introduction to CPT Coding     318
History of CPT     319
Overview of CPT     320
Organization of CPT     322
CPT Index     323
CPT Appendices     326
CPT Symbols     327
CPT Sections, Subsections, Categories, and Subcategories     330
CPT Modifiers     334
National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI)     350
CPT Evaluation and Management     360
Overview of Evaluation and Management Section     362
Evaluation and Management Section Guidelines     364
Levels of Evaluation and Management Services     368
Evaluation and Management Categories and Subcategories     380
CPT Anesthesia     414
Anesthesia Terminology     416
Overview of Anethesia Section     419
Anesthesia Section Guidelines     421
Anesthesia Subsections     434
CPT Surgery I     454
Overview of Surgery Section     455
Surgery Guidelines      461
General Subsection     474
Integumentary System Subsection     475
CPT Surgery II     504
Musculoskeletal System Subsection     506
Respiratory System Subsection     532
CPT Surgery III     550
Cardiovascular System Subsection     552
Hemic and Lymphatic Systems Subsection     590
CPT Surgery IV     602
Mediastinum and Diaphragm Subsection     604
Digestive System Subsection     605
Urinary System Subsection     633
CPT Surgery V     650
Male Genital System Subsection     652
Intersex Surgery Subsection     657
Female Genital System Subsection     657
Maternity Care and Delivery Subsection     663
Endocrine System Subsection     667
Nervous System Subsection     669
Eye and Ocular Adnexa Subsection     684
Auditory System Subsection     691
Operating Microscope Subsection     695
CPT Radiology     708
Radiology Terminology     710
Overview of Radiology Section     713
Radiology Section Guidelines     717
Radiology Subsections     720
Diagnostic Radiology (Diagnostic Imaging)     721
Diagnostic Ultrasound     732
Radiation Oncology     736
Nuclear Medicine     744
CPT Pathology and Laboratory     754
Overview of Pathology and Laboratory Section     755
Pathology and Laboratory Section Guidelines     759
Pathology and Laboratory Subsections     761
CPT Medicine     784
Overview of Medicine Section     785
Medicine Section Guidelines     786
Medicine Subsections     788
Insurance and Reimbursement Overview
Insurance and Reimbursement     831
Third-Party Payers     833
Health Care Reimbursement Systems     843
Impact of HIPAA on Reimbursement     856
ICD-9-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting     877
E/M Codebuilder     916
ICD-10-CM: Diagnostic Coding for the Future     920
ICD-10-PCS     926
Alternate Care Coding Systems     927
Bibliography     932
Glossary     935
Index     972
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