Physician Coding Exam Review 2013, The Certification Step with ICD-9-CM

Physician Coding Exam Review 2013

The Certification Step with ICD-9-CM

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 1: 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 2: 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 3: 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 4: Coding Challenge

  1. Examinations
  2. Pre-Examination and Post-Examination
  3. 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

Appendix H: Practice Exercises Answers and Rationales