CCS Coding Exam Review 2011, The Certification Step

CCS Coding Exam Review 2011

The Certification Step

By Carol J. Buck, MS, CPC, CPC-H, CCS-P, Program Director (Retired), Medical Secretarial Programs, Northwest Technical College, East Grand Forks, MN


Success Strategies

Course Syllabus and Student Calendar

UNIT I Anatomy, Terminology, and Pathophysiology

1. Integumentary System

2. Musculoskeletal System

3. Respiratory System

4. Cardiovascular System  

5. Female Genital System and Pregnancy

6. Male Genital System

7. Urinary System

8. Digestive System

9. Mediastinum and Diaphragm

10. Hemic and Lymphatic System

11. Endocrine System

12. Nervous System

13. Senses

14. Anatomy and Terminology Quiz Answers

15. Pathophysiology Quiz Answers

UNIT II Reimbursement Issues and Data Quality

1. Reimbursement Issues

2. National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI)

3. Ambulatory Patient Classifications (APCs)

4. Prospective Payment Systems (PPS)

5. Medicare Severity Diagnosis- Related Groups (MS-DRG)

6. Post Acute Transfer

7. Present on Admission Indicator (POA)

8. Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HAC)

9. Revenue Codes

10. Data Quality

11. Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

12. Managed Health Care

13. Abbreviations

14. Reimbursement Terminology

15. Reimbursement Quiz

16. Reimbursement Quiz Answers

UNIT III Overview of CPT, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS Coding

1. Introduction to Medical Coding

2. CPT

3. HCPCS Coding

4. An Overview of the ICD-9-CM

5. Using the ICD-9-CM

UNIT IV Coding Challenge

1. Examinations

2. Guidelines

3. Pre-/Post-Examination Cases, Part II

4. Final Examination Cases, Part II

5. Grading of the Examination

6. Acuity Sheet

7. Pre-/Post-Examination, Part II

8. Final Examination, Part II

APPENDIX A: Resources

APPENDIX B: Medical Terminology

APPENDIX C: Combining Forms

APPENDIX D: Prefixes

APPENDIX E: Suffixes

APPENDIX F: Abbreviations

APPENDIX G: Further Text Resources

APPENDIX H: Pharmacology Review