Understanding Procedural Coding: A Worktext

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Cengage Learning, Feb 24, 2012 - Business & Economics - 512 pages
Readers gain the accuracy and confidence needed in procedural coding with this trusted, hands-on book. UNDERSTANDING PROCEDURAL CODING: A WORKTEXT, 3E provides a comprehensive understanding of the latest CPT-4 diagnostic and procedural coding as well as the guidelines established by federal agencies, Medicare and the American Medical Association. Carefully illustrated procedures, new case studies, and practical coding assignments help readers master procedural coding for all medical specialties as well as successfully prepare for certification exams. A 59-day trial of Ingenix's popular EncoderPro accompanies each new book to further procedural coding success.
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Contents

Introduction to Current Procedural Terminology
1
Modifiers
11
Evaluation and Management
34
Anesthesia
87
Surgery and the Integumentary System
103
Musculoskeletal System
142
Respiratory System
171
Cardiovascular System
197
Endocrine System
341
Nervous System
350
Eye and Ocular Adnexa
367
Auditory System and Operating Microscope
383
Radiology
396
Pathology and Laboratory
415
Medicine
423
HCPCS Codes
441

Hemic and Lymphatic Systems
229
Mediastinum and Diaphragm
241
Digestive System
247
Urinary System
281
Male Genital System
302
Female Genital System
313
Maternity Care and Delivery
329
Billing Forms CMS1500 and UB04
457
Surgical Positions
460
Abdominopelvic Divisions
462
1997 Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management Services
463
Glossary
517
Index
532
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Mary Jo Bowie, MS, BS, AAS, RHIA, RHIT, is director of the Health Information Management and Medical Coding program at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, Massachusetts, and owner of Health Information Professional Services in Binghamton, New York. Widely respected in the field, Ms. Bowie has consulted with health facilities for more than 30 years, has conducted national training seminars on coding and health information management topics and regularly speaks at regional and national professional events. In addition to creating content for Cengage, Ms. Bowie develops instructional content for ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT/HCPCS and Health Data courses and teaches a variety of Health Information Technology courses. She is a registered Health Information Administrator, Accredited Health Information Technician, an AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS-approved trainer and an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Her education credentials include Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees.

Regina Schaffer is a Reimbursement Educator Specialist for United Health Services in Johnson City, New York. She works with approximately 45 providers educating them on both ICD-9 and CPT® coding. Ms. Schaffer also works as a consultant in Binghamton, New York and is an instructor in the Health Information Technology Program at Broome Community College. Ms. Schaffer is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), past secretary for the local AAPC Chapter from 2000 to 2002 and is a frequently requested speaker on ICD-9-CM and CPT® Coding. Ms. Schaffer co-authored UNDERSTANDING ICD-9-CM and UNDERSTANDING PROCEDURAL CODING with Ms. Mary Jo Bowie. She is an accredited Health Information Technician, a Certified Professional Coder and holds a Bachelor of Science degree.

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