Codebusters Coding Connection: A Documentation Guide for Compliant Coding

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 424 pages
Codebusters(tm) Coding Connection, Second Edition provides critical information that physicians, residents, medical students, and coders need for documentation to result in accurate and compliant coding. Revised to reflect changes in current payment systems, new national coding guidelines, and evolving medical terminology, this new edition includes these important updates:* The latest ICD-9-CM and CPT guidelines* Explains how language and terminology will change when ICD-10 is implemented* New coding categories for emerging diseases like SARS and West Nile virus * New systems for outpatient coding* HIPAA mandated standardized code sets* New measures taken by OIG to ensure coding accuracy to combat fraud* Expanded diagnosis and procedure sectionsWith documentation rules and checklists for dozens of diagnosis and procedure categories, this book makes an ideal training tool and assists compliance officers in demonstrating that their institutions are following OIG guidelines. Its small size, inviting format, easy-to-read content and low price make it an invaluable resource for clinicians and coding/billing staff in all settings.* Accurately code documents for dozens of diagnosis and procedure categories* Maximize reimbursement payments by accurately coding documents* Realize why being specific is essential to payable coding* Understand the implications of the transition to ICD-10-CM* Comply with important new coding guidelines
 

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Contents

Chapter 2The Rules
11
Chapter 3Diagnoses
51
Dermatitis
129
Fractures
143
Hemorrhoids
156
Mental disorders
171
OBprenatal
185
Renal failureinsufficiency
199
Hysterectomy
302
Psychotherapy and assessment
315
Sinus surgery
328
Tongue procedures
342
Appendix AExcerpts from general
353
Appendix ClCD9CM coding
367
Appendix FEvaluation management
385
Appendix HStandards of ethical coding
399

Chapter 4Procedures
215
Excisionshaving of skin lesions
289

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Patricia Aalseth, RHIA, CCS has more than 30 years' experience in healthcare coding and revenue cycle management. She provides management and consultative services to hospitals, medical practices and large academic faculty practice plans, and has served as an instructor in health information management academic programs.

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