Basic Medical Coding for Physician Practices / Edition 1

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: LouAnn Schraffenberger, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P(Advocate Health Care)
Description: This is a textbook used to teach medical coding, most likely in a condensed course that includes ICD-9-CM diagnosis coding, CPT/HCPCS procedure coding with related billing and compliance topics. It is written for a basic level of understanding of the subject matter.
Purpose: According to the author, this book "introduces you to the skills you will need for a successful career in medical coding." It includes the basic structure and function of the two major coding systems, ICD-9-CM and CPT/HCPCS. The book encourages accurate and truthful coding and stresses the importance of the student gaining a coding certification credential.
Audience: The book is intended for students enrolled in a basic coding course. It presumes the student has an understanding of medical terminology and fundamental anatomy and physiology. It appears to be a book that is used in a classroom setting supplemented by instructor lectures and presentations. The book may be used in a medical assistant program or a coding program directed toward physician practice coding. The background of the author is not included in the book.
Features: The book is divided into five major sections. Part 1 (33 pages) contains the instruction for the coding of diagnoses and health conditions using ICD-9-CM. Part 2 (46 pages) contains the instruction for the coding of procedures and services using CPT/HCPCS. Part 3 (16 pages) discusses coding linkage (relating diagnoses to procedure codes) and compliance with billing rules. Part 4 contains 45 worksheets to be used with Parts 1 and 2 to practice the code assignment process. Part 5 contains three quizzes. An instructor's manual is apparently available upon request that contains answer keys, presentations in PowerPoint and a test bank.
Assessment: This is a good introduction to ICD-9-CM and CPT/HCPCS coding for students who do not require an in-depth command of the two coding systems. This would probably be applicable to health career students, such as medical assistants, who do not do full-time coding but need a basic understanding for their position. The chapters are nicely organized with objectives, key terms, and "why this is important." I especially liked the introduction on how to get the most out of a coding course, for example, how to study and how to manage time. The book does not cover coding in-depth, but focuses on the coding fundamentals. The author stresses that students need to gain a coding certification credential. It is my opinion that this book would not be comprehensive enough for a student to pass one of the national exams without further instruction or experience.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073018324
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 8/13/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Coding Diagnoses

Why This Part Is Important to You

The ICD-9-CM

New Revision: The ICD-10-CM

Organization of the ICD-9-CM

The Alphabetic Index

The Tabular List

V Codes and E Codes

Coding Steps

Key Coding Guidelines

Coding Practice

Summary

Part 2 Coding Procedures

Why This Part Is Important to You

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)

The Index

The Main Text

Category II and Category III Codes

CPT Modifiers

The Appendixes

Coding Steps

Evaluation and Management Codes

Anesthesia Codes

Surgery Codes

Radiology Codes

Pathology and Laboratory Codes

Medicine Codes

HCPCS Codes

Summary

Part 3 Coding Linkage and Compliance

Why This Part Is Important to You

Compliance: Avoiding Fraud and Abuse

Compliance Regulations

Compliance Errors

The Compliance Plan

Strategies for Coding Compliance

Summary

Part 4 Coding Worksheets

ICD Coding Worksheets

CPT Coding Worksheets

Coding Linkage and Compliance Worksheets

Part 5 Coding Quizzes

ICD Coding Quiz

CPT Coding Quiz

Coding Linkage and Compliance Quiz

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