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The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing, 2013 Edition - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
Carol J. Buck, MS, CPC, CCS-P
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Stronger focus on auditing cases
prepares you to assign correct codes to complicated records, as well as audit records for accuracy.
presents the latest coding information so you can practice with the most current information available.
in every chapter offer realistic experience with auditing coded reports.
UNIQUE! Evaluation and Management (E/M) Audit Forms, developed to determine the correct E/M codes, simplify the coding process and help you ensure accuracy.
Dual Coding prepares you for the switch to ICD-10 by accompanying all ICD-9 answers with corresponding codes from ICD-10-CM.
Realistic patient cases simulate the professional coding experience by using actual medical records (with personal patient details changed or removed), allowing you to practice coding with advanced material.
UNIQUE! Netter anatomy plates in each chapter help you understand anatomy and how it affects coding.
From the Trenches boxes in each chapter highlight real-life medical coders and provide practical tips, advice, and encouragement.
More than 175 illustrations and a full-color design make advanced concepts more accessible and visually engaging.
By Carol J. Buck, MS, CPC, CCS-P, Former Program Director, Medical Secretarial Programs, Northwest Technical College, East Grand Forks, MN
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