This book is based on the Official Coding Guidelines effective October 1, 2017. First, the dense, confusing guidelines are translates them into plain English. Then the guidelines are placed into tables for easy reference and faster, more accurate coding. But the book doesn't stop there! In addition to the Guidelines, other material that is confusing is also explained. Examples are coding for MRSA/MSSA and coding for Sepsis. This is a great book for coding students and coders already working in the field.
The Official Coding Guidelines for ICD-10-CM are dense, confusing and repetitive. In addition, guidelines related to a single body system may be located in multiple sections of the guidelines. It takes a lot of time to find the correct guideline and interpret it. This book combines all the guidelines for one body system or condition in one place. The guidelines are rewritten into plain English and presented in easy-to-use tables. The tables provide information on definitions, sequencing requirements and need for additional codes. This enables the coder to find the needed guideline quickly and easily. This book is designed for use by students and as quick reference for coders working in the field.
This book uses the Official Coding Guidelines effective October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. The book translates the confusing ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines into simple English. The guidelines are then formatted into charts so students or working coders can find the guideline they need easily and quickly.
Author: National Center for Health Stati (Nchs)
Release Date: 2017-11-18
These guidelines are a set of rules that have been developed to accompany and complement the official conventions and instructions provided within the ICD-10-CM itself. The instructions and conventions of the classification take precedence over guidelines. These guidelines are based on the coding and sequencing instructions in the Tabular List and Alphabetic Index of ICD-10-CM, but provide additional instruction. Adherence to these guidelines when assigning ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes is required under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The diagnosis codes (Tabular List and Alphabetic Index) have been adopted under HIPAA for all healthcare settings. A joint effort between the healthcare provider and the coder is essential to achieve complete and accurate documentation, code assignment, and reporting of diagnoses and procedures. These guidelines have been developed to assist both the healthcare provider and the coder in identifying those diagnoses that are to be reported.
Author: American Medical Association
Publisher: American Medical Association Press
Release Date: 2017-09
ICD-10-CM 2018: The Complete Official Codebook provides the entire updated code set for diagnostic coding. This codebook is the cornerstone for establishing medical necessity, determining coverage and ensuring appropriate reimbursement.
The Coders' Desk Reference for Diagnoses provides thousands of clinical descriptions of diseases, disease processes, injuries, poisonings, and other conditions to help both novices and seasoned coders attain the knowledge and skill necessary to accurately identify and assign the most specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code for each documented condition. With these clinical definitions and focus points, you can reduce coding errors and improve coding confidence by gaining a better understanding of the clinical meanings behind the codes.
150 question CPC practice exam designed to mirror the actual AAPC CPC exam. This practice exam has the same basic structure and category divisions with questions very similar to those found on the real exam. The answer to each question also includes a detailed rationale. Updated for 2017 Will definitely help you pass the CPC exam issued by the AAPC, and is also helpful if you are taking the CCS exam by AHIMA. Don't let your dream of becoming a Certified Professional Coder pass you by! The medical billing and coding exam is not easy to pass, and this book will help you feel less intimidated when taking the test - you will feel like you've already taken it. Questions Subject 1-10 Medical Terminology 11-20 Anatomy 21-30 Coding Concepts 31-40 ICD-10-CM 41-45 HCPCS 46-51 E/M 99201-99499 52-61 Anesthesia 00100-01999 62-71 Integumentary 10021-19499 72-80 Musculoskeletal 20005-29999 81-90 Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Hemic and Lymphatic, Mediastinum and Diaphragm 30000-39599 91-100 Digestive 40490-49999 101-110 Urinary, Male and Female Genital Systems, Maternity Care and Delivery 50010-59899 111-120 Endocrine, Nervous, Ocular and Auditory Systems 60000-69990 121-130 Radiology 70010-79999 131-140 Pathology and Laboratory 80047-89398 141-150 Medicine 90281-99607
Containing the complete ICD-10-CM code set, this spiral-bound code book makes facing the challenge of accurate diagnosis coding easier with a new symbol in the tabular to identify codes associated with hierarchical condition categories (HCC). This edition does not contain the updated Official Guidelines.
Author: Carol J. Buck
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2016-11-08
Take your first step toward a successful career in medical coding with guidance from the most trusted name in coding education! From Carol J. Buck, the bestselling Step-by-Step Medical Coding is a practical, easy-to-use resource that shows you exactly how to code using all current coding sets. Practice exercises follow each ‘step’ of information to reinforce your understanding of important concepts. In-depth coverage includes reimbursement, ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, with an Evolve website that includes 30-day access to TruCode® Encoder Essentials. No other text so thoroughly covers all coding sets in one source! 30-day access to TruCode® Encoder Essentials (in addition to separate encoder practice exercises on the Evolve companion website) help you understand how to utilize an encoder. A step-by-step approach makes it easier to build skills and remember the material. UNIQUE! Real-world coding reports (cleared of any confidential information) simulate the reports you will encounter as a coder and help you apply coding principles to actual cases. Over 500 illustrations include medical conditions and procedures to help you understand the services being coded. Exercises, Quick Checks, and Toolbox features reinforce coding rules and concepts, and emphasize key information. Valuable tips and advice are offered in features such as From the Trenches, Coding Shots, Stop!, Caution!, Check This Out, and CMS Rules. UNIQUE! Four coding-question variations develop your coding ability and critical thinking skills, including one-code or multiple-code answers. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting boxes allow you to read the official guidelines wording for inpatient and outpatient coding alongside in-text explanations. UNIQUE! Coders’ Index makes it easy to quickly locate specific codes. Sample Electronic Health Record screenshots in the appendix provide examples similar to the EHRs you will encounter in the workplace. Online practice activities on Evolve include questions such as multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and coding reports. A workbook corresponds to the textbook and offers review and practice with more than 1,200 theory, practical, and report exercises (odd-numbered answers provided in appendix) to reinforce understanding of medical coding. Available separately. Medical Coding Online uses animations, photographs, drawings, narrated slide shows, case-based exercises, pop-up definitions, and professional insights to reinforce coding concepts from the Step-by-Step text. Available separately.