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New to This Edition

    • Updated content presents the latest coding information so you can practice with the most current information available.

Key Features

    • Dual coding in Units 4 and 5 (where both ICD-10 and ICD-9 answers are provided for every exercise, chapter review, and workbook question) ensures you can code using the systems of both today and tomorrow.
    • Complete coverage of the new ICD-10 code set in Unit 2 prepares you for the eventual transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.
    • Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting boxes in Units 2, 3, and 5 present the official outpatient and inpatient guidelines alongside text discussions.
    • Concrete "real-life" coding examples help you apply important coding principles and practices to actual scenarios from the field.
    • Over 500 total illustrations of medical procedures or conditions help you understand the services being coded.
    • Four coding question variations develop your coding ability and critical thinking skills:
      • One answer blank for coding questions that require a one-code answer
      • Multiple answer blanks for coding questions that require a multiple-code answer
      • Identifiers next to the answer blank(s) to guide you through the most difficult coding scenarios
      • Answer blanks with a preceding symbol (3 interlocking circles) indicates that the user must decide the number of codes necessary to correctly answer the question

    • In-text exercises, Quick Checks, and Toolbox features reinforce coding rules and concepts, emphasize key information, and test your retention and understanding.
    • From the Trenches, Coding Shots, Stop!, Caution!, Check This Out!, and CMS Rules boxes offer valuable, up-to-date tips and advice for working in today's medical coding field.
    • Coder's Index makes it easy to instantly locate specific codes.
    • Practice activities on the companion Evolve website reinforce key concepts from the text.

Author Information

    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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Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2013 Edition - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
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  • Copyright: 2013