Medical Coding Specialists provides experience, tips, and essential skills necessary to take and pass both the AAPC and the AHIMA national coding exams. This resource provides readers with information on the national organizations, the types of exams given, how to prepare for each exam, tips on taking standardized tests as well as information on mentally preparing for each exam. The book also provides learners with information on employment opportunities in medical insurance coding and the professional responsibilities that can accompany this profession. Mock exams can be found both in the book and in the accompanying CD-ROM.
Lynette Olsen has been the Medical Instructor/Program Manager at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona for more than twelve years. She is a certified professional coder and a current member of both the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). She has a Doctorate Degree in Higher Education and a Masters Degree in Public Administration. Ms. Olsen has developed her own online highly comprehensive coding and test prep courses, as well as extensive curriculum for health administration courses at Pima College.
Chapter 1: Introduction. Chapter 2: The Importance of Being a Coder. Chapter 3: Preparing for the Exam. Chapter 4: Taking the Exam. Chapter 5: After the Exam. Chapter 6: International Classification of Diseases Coding. Chapter 7: Current Procedural Terminology Coding. Chapter 8: Evaluation and Management Coding. Chapter 9: HCPCS Coding. Chapter 10: Abstracting. Chapter 11: Reimbursement. Exams.