Physician Coding Exam Review 2017 E Book

Author: Carol J. Buck
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323496997
Size: 58.34 MB
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Prepare to succeed on your physician coding certification exam with Physician Coding Exam Review 2017: The Certification Step! From leading coding author and educator Carol J. Buck, this exam review provides complete coverage of all topics included on the physician coding certification exam -- including anatomy, terminology, and pathophysiology for each body system; reimbursement issues; CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM coding; and more. Four full practice exams simulate the testing experience, include answers and rationales, and provide enough practice to reassure even the most insecure exam-taker. It's the only physician coding exam review you need! Comprehensive review content covers everything you need to know to pass your physician coding certification exam.UNIQUE! Practice exams on the Evolve website allow you to assess strengths and weaknesses and develop a plan for focused study, including a Pre-Exam to be taken prior to studying, the same exam again as a Post-Exam to be taken after your review, and a Final Exam that simulates the experience of taking the actual physician coding exam.Concise outline format helps you access information quickly and study more efficiently.Mobile-optimized quick quizzes offer on-the-go practice and review with 380 additional medical terminology, pathophysiology, CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS questions.Success Strategies section in the text guides you step-by-step through the entire exam process.UNIQUE! Netter's Anatomy illustrations help you understand anatomy and how it affects coding.Full-color design and illustrations make study and review easier and more engaging.UNIQUE! Real-world coding reports (cleared of any patient identifiers) simulate the reports that you will encounter on the job and challenge you to apply key coding principles to actual cases.Answers and rationales to the Pre-, Post- and Final Exams are available on Evolve. Updated content includes the latest ICD-10, HCPCS, and CPT code updates, promoting accurate coding and success on the job.

Physician Coding Exam Review 2016

Author: Carol J. Buck
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323227503
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Prepare to succeed on your physician coding exam with Physician Coding Exam Review 2016: The Certification Step! From leading coding author and educator Carol J. Buck, this exam review provides complete coverage of all topics included on the physician coding certification exam - including anatomy, terminology, and pathophysiology for each body system; reimbursement issues; CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM coding (with ICD-9-CM posted on Evolve companion website); and more. Four full practice exams simulate the testing experience, include answers and rationales, and provide enough practice to reassure even the most insecure exam-taker. It's the only physician coding exam review you need! Comprehensive review content covers everything you need to know to pass the physician coding certification exam. Mobile-optimized quick quizzes provide extra practice and review with 380 additional medical terminology, pathophysiology, CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS questions. Practice exams on the Evolve website allow you to assess strengths and weaknesses and develop a plan for focused study, including a Pre-Exam to be taken prior to studying, the same exam again as a Post-Exam to be taken after your review, and a Final Exam that simulates the experience of taking the actual physician coding exam. Answers and rationales to the Pre-/Post- and Final Exams are available on Evolve. Netter's Anatomy illustrations help you understand anatomy and how it affects coding. Real-world coding reports (cleared of any patient identifiers) simulate the reports that you will encounter on the job and challenge you to apply key coding principles to actual cases. Success Strategies section in the text guides you step-by-step through the entire exam process. Concise outline format helps you access information quickly and study more efficiently. Colorful design and illustrations make study and review easier and more engaging. NEW! All diagnosis coding content is updated to ICD-10-CM, preparing you with all the ICD-10-CM information you need for success on the certification exam. Updated content includes the latest coding information available, promoting exam success and accurate coding on the job. NEW! ICD-9-CM versions of Units 4-5 and the practice examinations are posted to the Evolve companion website, so that you are prepared no matter which diagnosis code set is being tested on for your specific exam.

Ccs Coding Exam Review

Author: Carol J. Buck
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: 9781416023968
Size: 63.67 MB
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In an easy-to-follow, general outline format, this review focuses on passing the CCS coding certification exam. It has been completely updated for 2005 and covers anatomy and terminology for each body area, reimbursement issues, and an overview of CPT, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS Coding, Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs), Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs), the facility claim form (CMS-1450/UB92), the hospital reimbursement system, and coding for inpatients. The accompanying CD-ROM contains a timed, scored, 60-question practice exam that is modeled on the actual certification exams and is designed to be taken twice, once as a pre-test and once as a post-test. An additional final exam is given as a capstone to the review. The companion CD-ROM allows users to track their learning through Pre- and Post-tests. A basic outline format provides figures for reference as needed, making the text easy to use and understand. Modeled after the AHIMA (CCS) exam and includes essential content required to pass the exam.

The Next Step Advanced Medical Coding And Auditing 2017 2018 Edition E Book

Author: Carol J. Buck
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323497136
Size: 56.49 MB
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Mastering advanced medical coding skills is easier with Carol J. Buck's proven, step-by-step method! The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing, 2017/2018 Edition shows how to code for services such as medical visits, diagnostic testing and interpretation, treatments, surgeries, and anesthesia. Real-world cases take your outpatient coding skills a step further by providing hands-on practice with physician documentation. With this guide from coding author and educator Carol J. Buck, you will learn to confidently pull the right information from medical documents, select the right codes, determine the correct sequencing of those codes, and properly audit cases. Real-world patient cases (cleared of any patient identifiers) simulate the first year of coding on the job by using actual medical records. UNIQUE! From the Trenches boxes highlight the real-life experiences of professional medical coders and include photographs, quotes, practical tips, and advice.UNIQUE! Evaluation and Management (E/M) audit forms include clear coding instructions to help reduce errors in determining the correct level of service. Nearly 200 full-color illustrations depict and clarify advanced coding concepts.Coding updates and tips are also provided on the Evolve companion website.UPDATED content includes the latest coding information available, for accurate coding and success on the job.NEW! Additional Netter's anatomy illustrations provide visual orientation and enhance understanding of specific coding situations.

2016 Hcpcs Level Ii Professional Edition

Author: Carol J. Buck
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032338983X
Size: 23.85 MB
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For quick, accurate, and efficient coding, pick this best-selling HCPCS professional reference! From coding expert Carol J. Buck, 2016 HCPCS Level II, Professional Edition provides a spiral-bound, easy-to-use guide to the latest Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System codes. It helps you locate specific codes, comply with coding regulations, optimize reimbursement, report patient data, code Medicare cases, master ICD-10 coding, and more. This professional edition features a full-color design, Netter's Anatomy illustrations, dental codes, and ASC (Ambulatory Surgical Center) payment and status indicators. At-a-glance code listings and distinctive symbols identify all new, revised, and deleted codes for 2016. UNIQUE! Full-color Netter's Anatomy illustrations clarify complex anatomic information and how it affects coding. The American Hospital Association Coding Clinic? for HCPCS citations provide a reference point for information about specific codes and their usage. Colorful design with color-coded tables makes locating and identifying codes faster and easier. American Dental Association (ADA) Current Dental Terminology code sets offer access to all dental codes in one place. Drug code annotations identify brand-name drugs as well as drugs that appear on the National Drug Class (NDC) directory and other Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drugs. Quantity feature highlights units of service allowable per patient, per day, as listed in the Medically Unlikely Edits (MUEs) for enhanced accuracy on claims. Durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) indicators clearly identify supplies to report to durable medical third-party payers. Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) payment and status indicators show which codes are payable in the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System. Information on coverage provides alerts when codes have special instructions, are not valid or covered by Medicare, or may be paid at the carrier's discretion. Jurisdiction symbols show the appropriate contractor to be billed for suppliers submitting claims to Medicare contractors, Part B carriers, and Medicare administrative contractors submitting for DMEPOS services provided. Age/Sex edits identify codes for use only with patients of a specific age or sex. Physician Quality Reporting System icon identifies codes that are specific to PQRS measures. Spiral binding allows you to lay the book flat for convenient access in practice settings. Codingupdates.com website includes quarterly updates to HCPCS codes and content, and the opportunity to sign up for e-mail notifications of the newest updates. UPDATED 2016 official code set ensures compliance with current HCPCS standards, for fast and accurate coding.

2016 Hcpcs Level Ii Professional Edition E Book

Author: Carol J. Buck
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323389848
Size: 28.38 MB
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For quick, accurate, and efficient coding, pick this best-selling HCPCS professional reference! From coding expert Carol J. Buck, 2016 HCPCS Level II, Professional Edition provides a spiral-bound, easy-to-use guide to the latest Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System codes. It helps you locate specific codes, comply with coding regulations, optimize reimbursement, report patient data, code Medicare cases, master ICD-10 coding, and more. This professional edition features a full-color design, Netter’s Anatomy illustrations, dental codes, and ASC (Ambulatory Surgical Center) payment and status indicators. At-a-glance code listings and distinctive symbols identify all new, revised, and deleted codes for 2016. UNIQUE! Full-color Netter’s Anatomy illustrations clarify complex anatomic information and how it affects coding. The American Hospital Association Coding Clinic® for HCPCS citations provide a reference point for information about specific codes and their usage. Colorful design with color-coded tables makes locating and identifying codes faster and easier. American Dental Association (ADA) Current Dental Terminology code sets offer access to all dental codes in one place. Drug code annotations identify brand-name drugs as well as drugs that appear on the National Drug Class (NDC) directory and other Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drugs. Quantity feature highlights units of service allowable per patient, per day, as listed in the Medically Unlikely Edits (MUEs) for enhanced accuracy on claims. Durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) indicators clearly identify supplies to report to durable medical third-party payers. Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) payment and status indicators show which codes are payable in the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System. Information on coverage provides alerts when codes have special instructions, are not valid or covered by Medicare, or may be paid at the carrier’s discretion. Jurisdiction symbols show the appropriate contractor to be billed for suppliers submitting claims to Medicare contractors, Part B carriers, and Medicare administrative contractors submitting for DMEPOS services provided. Age/Sex edits identify codes for use only with patients of a specific age or sex. Physician Quality Reporting System icon identifies codes that are specific to PQRS measures. Spiral binding allows you to lay the book flat for convenient access in practice settings. Codingupdates.com website includes quarterly updates to HCPCS codes and content, and the opportunity to sign up for e-mail notifications of the newest updates. UPDATED 2016 official code set ensures compliance with current HCPCS standards, for fast and accurate coding.

Step By Step Medical Coding 2018 Edition E Book

Author: Carol J. Buck
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323567614
Size: 56.27 MB
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Take your first step toward a successful career in medical coding with guidance from the most trusted name in coding education! From Carol J. Buck, the bestselling Step-by-Step Medical Coding is a practical, easy-to-use resource that shows you exactly how to code using all current coding sets. Explanations of coding concepts are followed by practice exercises to reinforce understanding of the material. In addition to coverage of reimbursement, ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, an Evolve website includes 30-day access to TruCode® Encoder Essentials. No other text so thoroughly covers all coding sets in one source! A step-by-step approach makes it easier to build your skills and remember the material. 30-day trial access to TruCode® Encoder Essentials gives you experience with using an encoder (in addition to separate encoder practice exercises on the Evolve website). Learning Objective Review questions are included at the end of each chapter. UNIQUE! Concrete "real-life" coding reports (cleared of any confidential information) simulate the reports you will encounter as a coder and help you apply coding principles to actual cases. Instructor-led assessments on the companion Evolve website provide additional assessment options in classroom settings (answers and rationales provided at the discretion of your instructor). UNIQUE! Four coding-question variations — covering both single-code questions and multiple-code questions and scenarios — develop your coding ability and critical thinking skills. Over 450 total illustrations help you understand the types of medical conditions and procedures being coded, along with examples taken directly from Elsevier's professional ICD-10 and HCPCS manuals. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting boxes show the official guidelines wording for inpatient and outpatient coding alongside in-text explanations. UNIQUE! Coders’ Index in the back of the book makes it easy to quickly locate specific codes. Exercises, Quick Checks, and Toolbox features reinforce coding rules and concepts and emphasize key information. Valuable tips and advice are offered in features such as From the Trenches, Coding Shots, Stop!, Caution!, Check This Out, and CMS Rules. Sample electronic health record screenshots (located in Appendix D) show examples similar to the EHRs you will encounter in the workplace. NEW! Updated content includes the latest coding information available, promoting accurate coding and success on the job. NEW! Glossary review questions are included at the end of each chapter.

The Next Step

Author: Carol J. Buck
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 9781455758975
Size: 18.12 MB
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Learning advanced medical coding is easy with Carol J. Buck's proven, step-by-step method! The Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding and Auditing, 2014 Edition helps you master coding skills for services such as medical visits, diagnostic testing and interpretation, treatments, surgeries, and anesthesia. Patient cases reflect actual medical records and give you real-world experience with advanced coding. Enhance your decision-making skills and learn to confidently pull the right information from documents, select the right codes, determine the correct sequencing of those codes, properly audit cases, and prepare for the transition to ICD-10 with the help of coding author and educator Carol J. Buck! Realistic patient cases simulate the professional coding experience by using actual medical records (with personal patient details changed or removed), allowing you to practice coding with advanced material. Dual coding addresses the transition to ICD-10 by providing coding answers for both ICD-9 and ICD-10. UNIQUE! Evaluation and Management (E/M) Audit Forms, developed to determine the correct E/M codes, simplify the coding process and help to ensure accuracy. Auditing cases prepare you to assign correct codes to complicated records, as well as audit records for accuracy. From the Trenches boxes highlight the experiences of real-life medical coders and provide practical tips, advice, and encouragement. UNIQUE! Netter anatomy plates in each chapter help you understand anatomy and how it affects coding. More than 160 full-color illustrations depict and clarify advanced concepts. Updated content includes the latest coding information available, to promote accurate coding and success on the job.

Step By Step Medical Coding 2015 Edition

Author: Carol J. Buck
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323292011
Size: 32.25 MB
Format: PDF
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Take your first step toward a successful career in medical coding with in-depth coverage from the most trusted name in coding education! From Carol J. Buck, Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2015 Edition is a practical, easy-to-use resource that shows you exactly how to code using all current coding systems. Explanations of coding concepts are followed by practice exercises to reinforce your understanding. In addition to coverage of reimbursement, ICD-9-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, this edition fully covers ICD-10-CM in preparation for the transition to ICD-10. No other text on the market so thoroughly covers all coding sets in one source! A step-by-step approach makes it easier to build skills and remember the material. Dual coding addresses the transition to ICD-10 by providing coding answers for both ICD-10 and ICD-9. Over 500 illustrations include medical procedures and conditions that help you understand the services being coded, and images from Carol J. Buck's professional ICD and HCPCS manuals that familiarize you with the format of professional coding manuals. Real-life coding reports simulate the reports you will encounter as a coder and help you apply coding principles to actual cases. Complete coverage of ICD-10-CM prepares you for the transition to ICD-10. A workbook corresponds to the textbook and offers review and practice with more than 1,500 questions, activities, and terminology exercises to reinforce your understanding of medical coding. Available separately. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting boxes allow you to read the official wording for inpatient and outpatient coding alongside in-text explanations. Four coding question variations develop your coding ability and critical thinking skills, including one-code or multiple-code answer blanks. From the Trenches, Coding Shots, Stop!, Caution!, Check This Out!, and CMS Rules boxes offer valuable tips and helpful advice for working in today’s medical coding field. Coder’s Index makes it easy to quickly locate specific codes. Appendix with sample EHR (Electronic Health Record) screenshots provides examples similar to the EHRs you will encounter in the workplace. Exercises, Quick Checks, and Toolbox features reinforce coding rules and concepts, and emphasize key information. NEW! Encoder practice exercises on the companion Evolve website provide added practice and help you understand how to utilize an encoder product. UPDATED content includes the latest coding information available, promoting accurate coding and success on the job.