3rd YEAR - 2011 ANNUAL UPDATE Updated for 2011, this book will be the primary textbook for CPT/HCPCS coding courses for Health Information Management (HIM), Medical Billing Insurance and Coding (MBIC), Health Information Technology (HIT) and Health Administration Services (HSA) programs. Using a template similar to our Learning to Code with ICD-9-CM textbook, this book teaches students how to code with CPT/HCPCS using real world medical record examples.
Take your first step toward a successful career in medical coding with comprehensive coverage from the most trusted source in the field! Step-by-Step Medical Coding is the practical, easy-to-use resource that shows you exactly how to code using all of today's coding systems, providing an in-depth introduction to essential coding concepts followed by practice exercises that reinforce your understanding. In addition to coverage of reimbursement, ICD-9-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, the 2011 edition now provides full coverage of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding system in preparation for the transition in 2013. No other text on the market so thoroughly prepares you for all coding systems in one source! Carol J. Buck's proven step-by-step approach guides you through difficult concepts in the most direct, straightforward manner to ensure complete understanding. Dual coding prepares you for the switch to ICD-10. In Units 3-5, for every exercise and chapter review question with an ICD-9 answer, you are provided with the matching ICD-10 code. In-text exercises throughout each chapter reinforce coding rules and concepts and follow the book's step-by-step approach. Quick Check features immediately reinforce key concepts and test your retention and understanding. Toolbox features provide additional real world cases for analysis and applying knowledge to specific case elements. Concrete "real-life" coding examples allow you to apply important coding principles and practices to actual scenarios from the field. Full-color design with over 450 illustrations ensures easy navigation and presents material in a unique, compelling way. Coding Shots provide tips for complicated coding scenarios and advice for entering the job market. From the Trenches quotes provide valuable, up-to-date insights from instructors and professionals in the medical coding field. Stop! notes offer a brief summary of material just covered to help ensure retention and understanding and provide a transition into the next topic. Caution! notes warn of common coding mistakes and reinforce the concept of coding as an exact science. Check This Out! boxes offer notes on accessing reference information, primarily via the Internet. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting boxes in Units 2 and 5 present the official outpatient and inpatient guidelines alongside text discussions. Coder's Index makes it easy to instantly locate specific codes. Practice activities and Coding Guidelines are available on the companion Evolve Resources website to help reinforce key concepts from the text and provide fast, easy access to the most up-to-date content. A free 30-day demo of SpeedECoder lets you complete cases using an actual online encoder.
This package contains the following prodcuts: 9780781781206 Falen: Learning to Code with CPT/HCPCS 2011 9781608316922 Stedmans: Stedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing, Illustrated
Practical and easy to understand, UNDERSTANDING MEDICAL CODING: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE, THIRD EDITION teaches readers everything they need to know about medical coding. Through clear, step-by-step instructions, readers will learn how to code a claim correctly, link the correct CPT and ICD-9-CM codes for reimbursement, understand adjustments as well as how and when to bill patients, and determine what to do if there is a denial or rejection. Coverage has been thoroughly updated to include information on ICD-10-CM and how it compares to ICD-9-CM. CPT coding and modifiers are also discussed, as well as more code-specific information, concentrating on specialty coding and the levels of coding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
In today's dynamic health care environment, medical assistants are playing an increasingly important role. DELMAR'S COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL ASSISTING: ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLINICAL COMPETENCIES, Fifth Edition, helps you gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in this rewarding, rapidly growing field. Known for its thorough coverage, extensive technical detail, and accurate, up-to-date content, this proven book covers clinical tasks such as taking patients' medical histories, recording vital signs, explaining procedures, and assisting care providers during exams, as well as administrative duties including managing patient information, electronic medical records (EMR), insurance documentation, billing, and bookkeeping. In addition, chapter material and learning objectives are clearly mapped to ABHES, CAAHEP, and MAERB competencies, with an increased focus on professionalism and personal effectiveness, to help you hone practical, real-world skills and prepare for certification. The guide also supports effective learning with a variety of online resources to help you make the most of your study time, including interactive quizzes for self-assessment and the popular Critical Thinking Challenge application. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
MEDICAL ASSISTING: ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLINICAL COMPETENCIES, Seventh Edition, delivers the critical knowledge base and skills for entry-level medical assistants in an easy-to-understand and proven format. Newly organized for greater effectiveness, the text also includes the latest in emergency preparedness, ICD-10 and electronic health records. In addition, the text highlights personal growth topics like professionalism and time management. Updated and innovative, the 7th edition of Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies uses multiple in-text features and exclusive technology products to prepare students for a successful career in medical assisting, and give them a significant advantage in today's competitive marketplace. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
With an emphasis on preparing and filing claims electronically, Health Insurance Today, 4th Edition features completely updated content on ICD-10 coding, ARRA, HI-TECH, Version 5010, electronic health records, the Health Insurance Reform Act, and more. The friendly writing style and clear learning objectives help you understand and retain important information, with review questions and activities that encourage critical thinking and practical application of key concepts. Clear, attainable learning objectives help you focus on the most important information. What Did You Learn? review questions allow you to ensure you understand the material already presented before moving on to the next section. Direct, conversational writing style makes reading fun and concepts easier to understand. Imagine This! scenarios help you understand how information in the book applies to real-life situations. Stop and Think exercises challenge you to use your critical thinking skills to solve a problem or answer a question. HIPAA Tips emphasize the importance of privacy and following government rules and regulations. Chapter summaries relate to learning objectives, provide a thorough review of key content, and allow you to quickly find information for further review. Key coverage of new topics includes medical identity theft and prevention, National Quality Forum (NQF) patient safety measures, ACSX12 Version 5010 HIPAA transaction standards, EMS rule on mandatory electronic claims submission, and standards and implementation specifications for electronic health record technology. Increased emphasis on producing and submitting claims electronically gives you an edge in today’s competitive job market. UPDATED! Additional ICD-10 coding content prepares you for the upcoming switch to the new coding system. NEW! Content on ARRA, HI-TECH, and the Health Insurance Reform Act ensures you are familiar with the latest health care legislation and how it impacts what you do on the job.
ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL ASSISTING, 7E, is the most comprehensive learning package available for front-office medical assisting, featuring step-by-step procedures for job skills and the development of critical thinking through real-life scenarios. This proven package includes in-depth coverage of essential administrative competencies including professional and career responsibilities, interpersonal communications, records management, written communications, financial administration, and managing the office. Updated to reflect the latest accreditation and certification standards, this robust resource also features new or updated content in every chapter, including the latest requirements for skill competency, technology, insurance regulations and health care reform, and legal compliance essential for medical assistants to succeed as 21st-century allied health professionals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
PROFESSIONAL REVIEW GUIDE FOR THE CCS-P EXAMINATION, 2016 EDITION, is the leading test preparation tool for the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P) exam. Take your career to the next level with PROFESSIONAL REVIEW GUIDE FOR THE CCS-P EXAMINATION, 2016 EDITION, an essential, effective preparation tool for the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P) exam. This review guide gives you practice interpreting documentation and applying your knowledge by assigning codes to diagnoses and procedures for a variety of patient settings. Content has been thoroughly updated with ICD-10-CM content to map to the latest AHIMA exam domains. You’ll have a more personalized exam preparation experience with PROFESSIONAL REVIEW GUIDE FOR THE CCS-P EXAMINATION, 2016 EDITION. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Understanding Health Insurance, Eleventh Edition, is the essential learning tool you need when preparing for a career in medical insurance billing. This comprehensive and easy-to-understand text is fully-updated with the latest code sets and guidelines, and covers important topics in the field like managed care, legal and regulatory issues, coding systems, reimbursement methods, medical necessity, and common health insurance plans. The eleventh edition has been updated to include new legislation that affects healthcare, ICD-10-CM coding, implementing the electronic health record, the Medical Integrity Program (MIP), medical review process, and more. The practice exercises in each chapter provide plenty of review, and the accompanying workbook—sold separately—provides even more application-based assignments and additional case studies for reinforcement. Includes free online StudyWARETM software that allows you to test your knowledge, free online SimClaimTM CMS-1500 claims completion software, and free-trial access to Ingenix's EncoderPro.com—Expert encoder software. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Whether you're a beginner or experienced professional, 3-2-1 CODE IT! 5E offers you the most complete, easy-to-use medical coding guide on the market. This best-selling book addresses the latest updates on ICD-9-CM, 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 building on this foundation with more in-depth instruction on procedures and services. You'll find coverage of both ICD-9 and ICD-10 code sets as well as separate, thorough chapters on outpatient and inpatient coding. Extensive end-of-chapter practice, case studies, checklists and questions prepare you for earning coding credentials, while strategic tips on career advancement provide insights you'll find helpful for years to come. Trust 3-2-1 CODE IT! 5E to help you master the most current coding skills needed for success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.