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Physician Coding Exam Review 2017 E Book

Author : Carol J. Buck
ISBN : 9780323496995
Genre : Medical
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Prepare to succeed on your physician coding certification exam with Physician Coding Exam Review 2017: The Certification Step! From leading coding author and educator Carol J. Buck, this exam review provides complete coverage of all topics included on the physician coding certification exam -- including anatomy, terminology, and pathophysiology for each body system; reimbursement issues; CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM coding; and more. Four full practice exams simulate the testing experience, include answers and rationales, and provide enough practice to reassure even the most insecure exam-taker. It's the only physician coding exam review you need! Comprehensive review content covers everything you need to know to pass your physician coding certification exam.UNIQUE! Practice exams on the Evolve website allow you to assess strengths and weaknesses and develop a plan for focused study, including a Pre-Exam to be taken prior to studying, the same exam again as a Post-Exam to be taken after your review, and a Final Exam that simulates the experience of taking the actual physician coding exam.Concise outline format helps you access information quickly and study more efficiently.Mobile-optimized quick quizzes offer on-the-go practice and review with 380 additional medical terminology, pathophysiology, CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS questions.Success Strategies section in the text guides you step-by-step through the entire exam process.UNIQUE! Netter's Anatomy illustrations help you understand anatomy and how it affects coding.Full-color design and illustrations make study and review easier and more engaging.UNIQUE! Real-world coding reports (cleared of any patient identifiers) simulate the reports that you will encounter on the job and challenge you to apply key coding principles to actual cases.Answers and rationales to the Pre-, Post- and Final Exams are available on Evolve. Updated content includes the latest ICD-10, HCPCS, and CPT code updates, promoting accurate coding and success on the job.

Facility Coding Exam Review 2015

Author : Carol J. Buck
ISBN : 9780323352970
Genre : Medical
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Prepare to succeed on your facility coding exam with Facility Coding Exam Review 2015: The Certification Step! From leading coding author and educator Carol J. Buck, this exam review provides complete coverage of all topics included on the facility coding certification exams, including anatomy, terminology, and pathophysiology for each organ system; reimbursement issues; an overview of CPT, HCPCS, ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS coding; and more. Two full practice exams simulate the testing experience and provide plenty of practice for even the most insecure exam-taker. Comprehensive review content covers everything you need to know to pass your facility coding certification exam. Mobile-optimized quick quizzes on Evolve provide extra test practice and review with 250 additional medical terminology and pathophysiology questions that may be downloaded to mobile devices. Concise outline format helps you access key information quickly and study more efficiently. Concrete real-life coding reports simulate the reports that you will encounter on the job and challenge you to apply key coding principles to actual cases. Practice exams on the Evolve companion website include a Pre-Exam to be taken prior to study, allowing you to assess strengths and weaknesses and develop a plan for focused study, the same exam again as a Post-Exam to be taken after your review, and a Final Exam that simulates the experience of taking the actual facility coding exam. Answers and rationales to the Pre-/Post- and Final Exams are available on Evolve. Success Strategies section in the text guides you step-by-step through the entire exam process. NEW! Netter anatomy illustrations in Unit 3 enhance your understanding of anatomy and the way it affects coding. NEW! Additional mobile-optimized quick quizzes on Evolve make it easy to study while on the go and to review your answers. UPDATED content includes the latest coding information, promoting exam success and accurate coding on the job. NEW! ICD-10 content and exams on the Evolve companion website ensure that you are fully prepared for the implementation of ICD-10.

Physician Coding Exam Review 2013

Author : Carol J. Buck
ISBN : 9781455774913
Genre : Medical
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Build the confidence to succeed on the AAPC CPC® certification exam and take your medical coding career to the next step with CPC® Coding Exam Review 2013: The Certification Step with ICD-9-CM! Reflecting the expert insight of leading coding educator Carol J. Buck, this complete exam review guides you step-by-step through all of the content covered on the CPC® exam, including anatomy and terminology for each organ system; reimbursement concepts; an overview of CPT, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS coding; and more. Plus, two practice exams and a final exam modeled on the actual CPC® exam simulate the exam experience to give you a head start on certification success. Comprehensive review content based on the AAPC CPC® exam covers everything you need to know to pass your exams. Companion Evolve website includes a pre-exam and post-exam with answers and rationales that allow you to track your learning, identify areas where you need more study, and overcome test anxiety. A final exam located in the text simulates the actual testing experience you’ll encounter when you take the CPC® exam. Concise outline format helps you quickly access key information and study more efficiently. NEW! Real-world, physician-based coding cases provide extra practice and preparation for the CPC exam.

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Author : Carol J. Buck
ISBN : 0323353371
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Ccs Coding Exam Review

Author : Carol J. Buck
ISBN : 1416023968
Genre : Medical
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In an easy-to-follow, general outline format, this review focuses on passing the CCS coding certification exam. 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, Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs), Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs), the facility claim form (CMS-1450/UB92), the hospital reimbursement system, and coding for inpatients. The accompanying CD-ROM contains a timed, scored, 60-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 is given as a capstone to the review. 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. Modeled after the AHIMA (CCS) exam and includes essential content required to pass the exam.

Step By Step Medical Coding 2015 Edition

Author : Carol J. Buck
ISBN : 9780323292016
Genre : Medical
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Take your first step toward a successful career in medical coding with in-depth coverage from the most trusted name in coding education! From Carol J. Buck, Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2015 Edition is a practical, easy-to-use resource that shows you exactly how to code using all current coding systems. Explanations of coding concepts are followed by practice exercises to reinforce your understanding. In addition to coverage of reimbursement, ICD-9-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, this edition fully covers ICD-10-CM in preparation for the transition to ICD-10. No other text on the market so thoroughly covers all coding sets in one source! A step-by-step approach makes it easier to build skills and remember the material. Dual coding addresses the transition to ICD-10 by providing coding answers for both ICD-10 and ICD-9. Over 500 illustrations include medical procedures and conditions that help you understand the services being coded, and images from Carol J. Buck's professional ICD and HCPCS manuals that familiarize you with the format of professional coding manuals. Real-life coding reports simulate the reports you will encounter as a coder and help you apply coding principles to actual cases. Complete coverage of ICD-10-CM prepares you for the transition to ICD-10. A workbook corresponds to the textbook and offers review and practice with more than 1,500 questions, activities, and terminology exercises to reinforce your understanding of medical coding. Available separately. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting boxes allow you to read the official wording for inpatient and outpatient coding alongside in-text explanations. Four coding question variations develop your coding ability and critical thinking skills, including one-code or multiple-code answer blanks. From the Trenches, Coding Shots, Stop!, Caution!, Check This Out!, and CMS Rules boxes offer valuable tips and helpful advice for working in today’s medical coding field. Coder’s Index makes it easy to quickly locate specific codes. Appendix with sample EHR (Electronic Health Record) screenshots provides examples similar to the EHRs you will encounter in the workplace. Exercises, Quick Checks, and Toolbox features reinforce coding rules and concepts, and emphasize key information. NEW! Encoder practice exercises on the companion Evolve website provide added practice and help you understand how to utilize an encoder product. UPDATED content includes the latest coding information available, promoting accurate coding and success on the job.

The Next Step Advanced Medical Coding And Auditing 2015 Edition

Author : Carol J. Buck
ISBN : 9780323292047
Genre : Medical
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Moving on to advanced medical coding is easy with Carol J. Buck's proven, step-by-step method! The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing, 2015 Edition helps you master coding skills for services such as medical visits, diagnostic testing and interpretation, treatments, surgeries, and anesthesia. Real-world patient cases give you hands-on practice with advanced, physician-based coding. Enhance your decision-making skills and learn to confidently pull the right information from medical documents, select the right codes, determine the correct sequencing of those codes, properly audit cases, and prepare for the transition to ICD-10 with the help of coding author and educator Carol Buck! Dual coding addresses the transition to ICD-10 by providing practice as well as coding answers for both ICD-9 and ICD-10. UNIQUE! Evaluation and Management (E/M) audit forms, developed to determine the correct E/M codes, simplify the coding process and help to ensure accuracy. UNIQUE! Netter anatomy illustrations in each chapter help you understand anatomy and how it affects coding. Realistic patient cases simulate your first year of coding by using actual medical records (with personal patient details changed or removed), allowing you to practice coding with advanced material. From the Trenches boxes highlight the experiences of real-life professional medical coders and include photographs, quotes, practical tips, and advice. Auditing cases prepare you to assign correct codes to complicated records, as well as audit records for accuracy. More than 180 full-color illustrations depict and clarify advanced coding concepts. UPDATED content includes the latest coding information available, to promote accurate coding and success on the job.

Cpt 4 Outpatient Coding Reference And Study Guide 2012

Author : Linda Kobayashi
ISBN : 9781457511356
Genre : Medical
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Among the topics covered in Codebuster's CPT-4 Outpatient Coding Reference and Study Guide are outpatient guidelines, CPT format and conventions, plus terminology. New for 2012 are a new section on Skin Replacement Surgery found in the chapter on the Integumentary System, and significant updates to chapters on the Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, Digestive, and Nervous Systems. This study guide assists HIM professionals prepare for professional coding exams such as the CCS, CCS-P, and CPC exams. The text serves as an excellent resource for coders who need to refresh or expand their CPT-4 coding skills. Coders can look up various diagnoses and procedures for the applicable coding guideline, while having access realistic coding scenarios that are likely to be similar to the coding problems experienced on the job. The book covers the surgery section of CPT-4 and Anesthesiology. Each chapter stands on its own; thus, the reader can go through the chapters in any order. There is a chapter-by-chapter analysis of the various body systems based on the surgery section of the CPT coding book. All chapters contain, in addition to the basic coding guidelines, critical coding questions, coding tips, coding examples, as well as a quiz at the end of each chapter. There is also a section on coding from operative reports. The operative reports are categorized by body system. The book is written in a step-by-step format and is very easy to follow. The content has been chosen to for two purposes: 1. Target the most frequently encountered coding situations in the outpatient setting. 2. Provide the knowledge base to master the outpatient coding concepts tested on the CCS Exam. The text has 236 case scenario short answer questions (CPT codes), 38 operative reports (ICD-9 and CPT codes), and 23 full medical record case studies (ICD-9 and CPT codes). Each question is highly relevant and reflects a coding situation most hospital-based outpatient coders will face. The text strives to ensure the reader understands every diagnosis and procedure discussed: thorough discussion of symptoms, standard treatment protocols, and medications.Coding examples and quizzes help clarify the information presented. 23 Case Studies have been constructed to mimic real-life outpatient medical records. Apply your knowledge from Chapters 1-15 and the Operative Reports to master coding from medical records. Each Case Study presents a complete medical record with associated ancillary documents. The records will test your ability to code in a live setting. Coders can assess their coding efficiency based on their accuracy and speed, critical for on the job practice and exam preparation. The Answer Key contains the rationale for how all codes were determined for the Case Studies. The text is updated every year to reflect the annual CPT coding changes. Linda Kobayashi, BA, RHIT, CCS, has been a coder and coding manager for almost 20 years. Since 1998, Ms. Kobayashi has owned and operated Codebusters, Inc., a nationwide coding consulting company. Widely regarded as a medical coding and auditing expert, she has conducted workshops on a variety of coding topics, including CCS Exam preparation workshops. Throughout her career the author has remained professionally active, as an AHIMA member as well as a member of her state association, CHIA (California health Information Association). Her formal training includes a teaching credential from California State University Los Angeles, a B.A. degree in English Literature from University of California Los Angeles, an RHIT from AHIMA after completing the RHIT program at East Los Angeles College, and a CCS certificate from AHIMA. Extensive experience as a hands-on coder, auditor and educator, and has given the author the expertise to help coders prepare for the professional coding environment.

Official Cpc Certification Study Guide

Author : American Academy of Professional Coders
ISBN : 9781305178014
Genre : Business & Economics
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Packed with test-taking tips and techniques, the OFFICIAL CPC CERTIFICATION STUDY GUIDE delivers a current and comprehensive review that helps you maximize your success on the AAPC CPC Certification Exam. The guide begins with a complete summary of the business of medicine, giving you a solid understanding of the medical office and the role of the coder. It covers ICD-9-CM guidelines using real-life examples. Each body system is reviewed, including coverage of anatomy, related diagnosis coding, CPT coding, HCPCS Level II coding, and modifiers. End-of-chapter questions are modeled after those on the actual certification exam, while operative notes give you hands-on experience coding what you have learned. Additional testing techniques and an end-of-guide practice exam lets you put your skills to the test. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Medical Billing And Coding For Dummies

Author : Karen Smiley
ISBN : 9781118982556
Genre : Medical
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Your complete guide to a career in medical billing and coding, updated with the latest changes in the ICD-10 and PPS This fully updated second edition of Medical Billing & Coding For Dummies provides readers with a complete overview of what to expect and how to succeed in a career in medical billing and coding. With healthcare providers moving more rapidly to electronic record systems, data accuracy and efficient data processing is more important than ever. Medical Billing & Coding For Dummies gives you everything you need to know to get started in medical billing and coding. This updated resource includes details on the most current industry changes in ICD-10 (10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems) and PPS (Prospective Payment Systems), expanded coverage on the differences between EHRs and MHRs, the latest certification requirements and standard industry practices, and updated tips and advice for dealing with government agencies and insurance companies. Prepare for a successful career in medical billing and coding Get the latest updates on changes in the ICD-10 and PPS Understand how the industry is changing and learn how to stay ahead of the curve Learn about flexible employment options in this rapidly growing industry Medical Billing & Coding For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides aspiring professionals with detailed information and advice on what to expect in a billing and coding career, ways to find a training program, certification options, and ways to stay competitive in the field.

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