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: Carol J. Buck
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2017-11-07
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. Explanations of coding concepts are followed by practice exercises to reinforce understanding of the material. In addition to coverage of reimbursement, ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, an Evolve website includes 30-day access to TruCode® Encoder Essentials. No other text so thoroughly covers all coding sets in one source! A step-by-step approach makes it easier to build your skills and remember the material. 30-day trial access to TruCode® Encoder Essentials gives you experience with using an encoder (in addition to separate encoder practice exercises on the Evolve website). Learning Objective Review questions are included at the end of each chapter. UNIQUE! Concrete "real-life" 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. Instructor-led assessments on the companion Evolve website provide additional assessment options in classroom settings (answers and rationales provided at the discretion of your instructor). UNIQUE! Four coding-question variations — covering both single-code questions and multiple-code questions and scenarios — develop your coding ability and critical thinking skills. Over 450 total illustrations help you understand the types of medical conditions and procedures being coded, along with examples taken directly from Elsevier's professional ICD-10 and HCPCS manuals. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting boxes show the official guidelines wording for inpatient and outpatient coding alongside in-text explanations. UNIQUE! Coders’ Index in the back of the book makes it easy to quickly locate specific codes. 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. Sample electronic health record screenshots (located in Appendix D) show examples similar to the EHRs you will encounter in the workplace. NEW! Updated content includes the latest coding information available, promoting accurate coding and success on the job. NEW! Glossary review questions are included at the end of each chapter.
Author: Karla R. Lovaasen
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Genre: Diagnosis related groups
Use practical exercises to reinforce your understanding of facility-based ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding! Corresponding to the chapters in Lovaasen's ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding: Theory and Practice, 2018 Edition, this workbook lets you apply your coding knowledge to realistic medical records. This edition reflects the latest updates to ICD-10 and includes updates and new content to ensure you learn the most up-to-date coding information. Plus, hundreds of engaging, interactive exercises help you review concepts, develop skills, and prepare for successful employment as a medical coder. Hands-on activities and case studies help you master coding concepts and apply them to actual health records and real-world scenarios. Matching exercises, multiple-choice questions, coding questions, and case scenarios reinforce your understanding of key content in each chapter of the textbook. ICD-10 Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting provided in each coding chapter to enhance your understanding of how to code accurately. Evolve companion website for the ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding textbook offers convenient online access to updates, partial answer keys, and coding guidelines. NEW! Zika virus coverage, NIHSS codes, and coding tips ensure you learn the most up-to-date coding information. NEW! Over 40 Evolve OR reports cover a multi-specialty medical practice. UPDATED codes for Pancreatitis, Diabetic Retinopathy, Fractures, GIST Tumors, Hypertension and Myocardial Infarctions. UPDATED The latest ICD-10 codes and coding guidelines revisions ensure you have the most up-to-date information available.
Author: American Medical Association
Release Date: 2016-09-20
The 2017 edition of Advanced Anatomy and Physiology for ICD-10-CM/PCS helps simplify the new ICD-10 code set as it applies to anatomy and physiology. The text presents the new ICD-10-CM and PCS systems, identifies differences and provides training on anatomy, medical terminology, body systems, ICD-10 disease processes and documentation requirements.
Author: Michelle A. Green
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2017-01-27
Genre: Business & Economics
Green's 3-2-1 CODE IT! 6E is ideal for beginning or experience professionals as this best-selling book offers today’s most comprehensive, easy-to-use medical coding guide with the latest updates on ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS Level II coding sets, conventions, and guidelines. The book’s well-organized, intuitive approach begins with diagnosis coding before offering more in-depth instruction on coding procedures and services. Readers find clear coverage of both ICD-10 code sets as well as separate, thorough chapters on inpatient and outpatient coding. Extensive mid-chapter exercises, end-of-chapter review, coding case studies, and study checklists prepare readers for earning coding credentials, while strategic tips on career advancement help emerging professionals achieve more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Barcharts, Inc.
Release Date: 2012-05-31
The health care industry is moving toward a major change in the code set, or "language," used to report the reasons why a physician or health care professional provided care to a patient. Since 1978, the ICD-9-CM code set has been used to report these diagnoses. Within the next few years, the code set will be changing to ICD-10-CM. While there are many similarities, there are changes that those in the health information management profession (and those getting ready to enter this profession) must know and understand. With the use of color-coded text, this QuickStudy� guide helps make the transition easier to understand and simpler to incorporate into work behaviors.
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.