The Certification Step: Physician Coding Exam Review Guide, 2005 Edition / Edition 1

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This review focuses on passing the CPC exam and is organized in an easy-to-follow, general outline format. It has been completely updated for 2005 and covers anatomy and terminology for each body area, reimbursement issues, and an overview of CPT, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS Coding. The accompanying CD-ROM contains a timed, scored, 150-question practice exam that is modeled on the actual certification exams and is designed to be taken twice — once as a pre-test and once as a post-test. An additional final exam must be taken with paper and pencil, to simulate the experience of the actual examinations.

• The companion CD-ROM allows users to track their learning through Pre- and Post-tests.
• A basic outline format provides figures for reference as needed, making the text easy to use and understand.
• Essential information for both the AAPC (CPC) and AHIMA (CCS-P) exams is provided, with important aspects of physician coding highlighted throughout the text.

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The Format could not be better! The CD-ROM was excellent for preparation and giving you exactly what you need to focus on studying for this exam. I am recommending this to my students for their "Next Step" after they receive their coding certificates.Instructor teaching coding
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416001775
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/6/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 8.12 (w) x 10.78 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Success Strategies

Unit 1. Anatomy and Terminology
1. Integumentary System
2. Musculoskeletal System
3. Respiratory System
4. Cardiovascular System
5. Female Genital and Pregnancy
6. Male Genital System
7. Urinary System
8. Digestive System
9. Mediastinum and Diaphragm
10. Hemic and Lymphatic System
11. Endocrine System
12. Nervous System
13. Senses
14. Anatomy and Terminology Quiz Answers

Unit 2. Reimbursement Issues
1. Medicare
2. Federal Register
3. Peer Review Organization
4. Outpatient Resource-Based Relative Value Scale
5. Medicare Fraud and Abuse
6. Managed Health Care
7. Reimbursement Terminology
8. Reimbursement Quiz
9. Reimbursement Quiz Answers

Unit 3. Overview of CPT, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS Coding
1. CPT
A. Introduction to Medical Coding
B. Evaluation and Management (E/M) Section
C. Anesthesia
D. Surgery
E. Radiology
F. Pathology and Laboratory
G. Medicine
H. HCPCS Coding

2. ICD-9-CM
A. Introduction
B. Format of the ICD-9-CM
C. ICD-9-CM Conventions
D. Volume 2, Alphabetic Index
E. Volume 1, Tabular List
F. Appendices in Volume 1
G. Using the ICD-9-CM
H. Selection of Primary Diagnosis
I. V Codes
J. Special Note About “History of”
K. Late Effects
L. Basic Coding Guidelines
M. ICD-9-CM, Chapter 1, Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
N. ICD-9-CM, Chapter 2, Neoplasm
O. ICD-9-CM, Chapter 3, Endocrine, Nutritional, and Metabolic Diseases and Immunity Disorders
P. ICD-9-CM, Chapter 4, Diseases of Blood and Blood-Forming Organs
Q. ICD-9-CM, Chapter 5, Mental Disorders
R. ICD-9-CM, Chapter 6, Diseases of Nervous System and Sense Organs
S. ICD-9-CM, Chapter 7, Diseases of Circulatory System
T. ICD-9-CM, Chapter 8, Diseases of the Respiratory System
U. ICD-9-CM, Chapter 9, Diseases of Digestive System
V. ICD-9-CM, Chapter 10, Diseases of Genitourinary System
W. ICD-9-CM, Chapter 11, Complication of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Puerperium
X. ICD-9-CM, Chapter 12, Diseases of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
Y. ICD-9-CM, Chapter 13, Diseases of Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue
Z. ICD-9-CM, Chapter 14 and 15
AA. ICD-9-CM, Chapter 16, Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions
BB. ICD-9-CM, Chapter 17, Injury and Poisoning
CC. E Codes

Unit 4. Examinations
1. Practice Examination (on CD only)
2. Final Examination
A. Answer Sheet Final Examination
B. Final Examination
C. Answers with Rationales for Final Examination

Appendix A. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
Appendix B. Medical Terminology
Appendix C. Combining Forms
Appendix D. Prefixes
Appendix E. Suffixes
Appendix F. Abbreviations
Appendix G. Further Text Resources

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    Buy before you take your test....

    I work with 3 coders who purchased this book prior to taking their 2nd CPC exam. All 3 coders had previously failed the test, they all feel that the reason they passed the CPC exam was because of Carol Buck and The Certification Step...

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