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.
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.
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: Linda Kobayashi
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Who is this book for? Beginning to Advanced Coders Coding Supervisors HIM Directors Auditors/Compliance Officers Case Managers What's inside? 32 Case Studies Dictated ER Reports Answer Key Rationale Instructions on how to locate codes in ICD-10 Coding Book Linda Kobayashi, BA, RHIT, CCS, has been a coding consultant, educator, and auditor for almost 20 years. Since 1998, Ms. Kobayashi has owned and operated Codebusters, Inc., a nationwide coding consulting company. She has also conducted workshops on a variety of coding topics, including CCS preparation classes since 2000. Throughout her career the author has remained professionally active, as an AHIMA (American Health Information Association) 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 from AHIMA. Extensive experience as a hands-on coder, coding supervisor, coding manager, coding teacher, and owner of a coding consulting business, has given the author the necessary background to help coders prepare for the professional environment. Regardless of whether you purchase Ms. Kobayashi's workbooks to prepare for professional coding exams or use them to refresh your coding skills, you have made the right choice with these coding study guides.
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.
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.
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
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.
Author: Faye Brown
Publisher: Amer Soc of Health System
Release Date: 2014-07-30
Genre: Business & Economics
Authoritative Information from the Publisher of AHA Coding Clinic(r) The ICD-9-CM Coding Handbook is the only guide published in collaboration with the Central Office on ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS of the American Hospital Association (the official industry body that prepares AHA Coding Clinic(r) for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS). This new edition contains: Format and conventions and current coding practices for ICD-9-CM Use of supplementary classifications (V and E codes) Up-to-date guidance on the coding of signs and symptoms, diseases, disorders, conditions, anomalies, injuries, complications of care, and more Preview of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Nearly 40 tables and figures, including illustrations of human anatomy An appendix on the reporting of the Present on Admission Indicator Quizzes, Review Questions, and Case Summary Exercises The ICD-9-CM Coding Handbook is designed to train coding students and advance the knowledge of working professionals. Building upon multiple editions of the most widely used textbook in academic settings, this handbook is also an appropriate workplace tool for evaluating the skills of existing staff, prospective coding hires, and temporary agency personnel. In addition to dozens of chapter-based and final review exercises, the handbook contains a built-in workbook of case summary exercises designed for students who have learned the basic coding principles and need additional practice applying the principles to actual cases. The case summary exercises (appendix B) are based on health records of inpatients and out-patients who often have multiple conditions that may or may not relate to the current episode of care. Some exercises include several episodes of care for a patient in various settings. This With Answers version contains the answers to the in-chapter, final review, and case summary exercises. Supplemental training aids are available online to instructors of recognized health information management programs. Those aids include PowerPoint slides (covering the key points of each chapter) and additional exercises for quizzes, tests, extra-credit work, and employee evaluations. Please visit AHACentralOffice.com and register under "Educator Resources" to receive these training materi