Medical Coding 2008

Medical Coding 2008

by Carol J. Buck
     
 

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This textbook explains how to convert descriptions of medical, surgical, and diagnostic services rendered by health care providers into five digit numeric codes. The first two-thirds walks through the six sections of the current procedural terminology (CPT) manual, while the final third covers ICD-9-CM guidelines and third-party reimbursement issues. The fifth edition… See more details below

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This textbook explains how to convert descriptions of medical, surgical, and diagnostic services rendered by health care providers into five digit numeric codes. The first two-thirds walks through the six sections of the current procedural terminology (CPT) manual, while the final third covers ICD-9-CM guidelines and third-party reimbursement issues. The fifth edition incorporates the more precise terminology used in CPT-5. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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LouAnn Schraffenberger
This textbook is for teaching ICD-9-CM and CPT4 coding systems, used in report diagnoses and procedures for patients treated in a wide variety of healthcare settings. The purpose is to teach ICD-9-CM and CPT4 clinical coding and to prepare individuals for careers in clinical coding. The audience includes students in coding certificate programs, medical assisting programs, health information administration and technology programs, and any individual working independently to learn coding. The major emphasis of this book is on the CPT4 procedure coding system, to which five chapters are devoted. Two chapters are devoted to ICD-9-CM coding, and one chapter addresses third party reimbursement issues. Each chapter contains numerous exercises. This is a good basic coding textbook, but it is more useful as a tool to teach CPT4 procedure coding, as only two chapters are devoted to ICD-9-CM diagnosis coding. An excellent feature is the many exercises included in each chapter. The book teaches some basic medical science along with the coding. Serious coding students will need more information and exercises for ICD-9-CM coding but the CPT coding chapters will be very useful in preparing students for coding careers.
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Reviewer: LouAnn Schraffenberger, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P(Advocate Health Care)
Description: This textbook is for teaching ICD-9-CM and CPT4 coding systems, used in report diagnoses and procedures for patients treated in a wide variety of healthcare settings.
Purpose: The purpose is to teach ICD-9-CM and CPT4 clinical coding and to prepare individuals for careers in clinical coding.
Audience: The audience includes students in coding certificate programs, medical assisting programs, health information administration and technology programs, and any individual working independently to learn coding.
Features: The major emphasis of this book is on the CPT4 procedure coding system, to which five chapters are devoted. Two chapters are devoted to ICD-9-CM coding, and one chapter addresses third party reimbursement issues. Each chapter contains numerous exercises.
Assessment: This is a good basic coding textbook, but it is more useful as a tool to teach CPT4 procedure coding, as only two chapters are devoted to ICD-9-CM diagnosis coding. An excellent feature is the many exercises included in each chapter. The book teaches some basic medical science along with the coding. Serious coding students will need more information and exercises for ICD-9-CM coding but the CPT coding chapters will be very useful in preparing students for coding careers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721684598
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Pages:
540
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 11.02(h) x (d)

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