CCS Coding Exam Review 2012, The Certification Step

CCS 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 I 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-Examination and Post-Examination
    4. Final Examination
    5. Grading of the Examination
    6. Acuity Sheet
    7. Pre-/Post-Examination, Part II
    8. Final Examination, Part II

APPENDIX A: Resources (Web-Based)

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