CPC Coding Exam Review 2012, The Certification Step

CPC Coding Exam Review 2012

The Certification Step

By Carol J. Buck, MS, CPC, CPC-H, CCS-P, Former Program Director, 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. Unit 1 Quiz Answers

Unit II: Reimbursement Issues

1. Reimbursement Issues

2. National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI)

3. Federal Register

4. Quality Improvement Organizations (QIO)

5. Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS)

6. Medicare Fraud and Abuse

7. Managed Health Care

8. Reimbursement Terminology

9. Reimbursement Quiz

10. 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. Final Examination

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