Coding for Medical Necessity in the Physician's Office

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Cengage Learning, Feb 7, 2008 - Medical - 400 pages
Put your coding skills to work by learning how to code for medical necessity from medical records. This work text will provide you with the foundation you need to get your coding skills to the next level. You will learn how abstract the right information from medical records, how match diagnoses with the correct procedures, and when and how to use CPT modifiers. With this foundation, you will be well on your way to becoming an expert coder.
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Contents

Diagnostic Coding
1
Procedural Coding
33
Coding Using the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System HCPCS
55
Coding with Modifiers and CCI Edits
71
Abstracting from Medical Documentation
91
Evaluation and Management EM Coding
105
Anesthesia Coding
143
Coding for Surgery
161
Radiology Laboratory Pathology and Medicine Coding
221
Test Yourself
243
Glossary
281
Index
287
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Deborah Kelly-Farwell BS, CCS-P, CPCCoding and Charge Entry ManagerFallon ClinicFaculty at The Salter School, Worcester, MATeaches Coding, Medical Terminology, A&P, Medical Insurance, Medical Office, Computers

Cecile Favreau, MBA, CPC is currently a Professional Relations Specialist with UMass Memorial Medical Group and an instructor at the Salter School in Worcester, MA.

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