Coding Surgical Procedures: Beyond the Basics, 1st Edition

  • Gail I. Smith University of Cincinnati
  • ISBN-10: 1435427785  |  ISBN-13: 9781435427785
  • 304 Pages
  • © 2011 | Published
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Coding Surgical Procedures: Beyond the Basics helps you to develop the necessary coding skills required beyond the basic level. Surgical coding is the most difficult component of procedure coding. Each chapter focuses on the clinical aspect of surgical procedures and its application to procedure coding. Surgical procedures are mapped to official coding guidelines for an in-depth understanding of correct coding practice, and each chapter includes case studies, exercises, and resources to enhance your knowledge of surgical procedure coding. A partial answer key appears in the appendix so you can check your progress through the exercises and case studies. Includes a free trial of EncoderPro.

Features and Benefits

  • Integration of clinical explanations and case studies with official CPT coding guidelines to increase coding accuracy.
  • Operative reports and surgical case scenarios provide opportunities to practice code abstraction for both the hospital and physician office settings.
  • Exercises, Chapter Reviews, and partial answer key allow for self-assessment of coding knowledge/skills.
  • Coding Tips provide hints and insights for code selection.
  • Illustrations of anatomy and physiology and procedures.

Table of Contents

1: Introduction to Surgical Coding.
2: Integumentary System.
3: Musculoskeletal System.
4: Respiratory System.
5: Cardiovascular System.
6: Digestive System.
7: Urinary System.
8: Male Genital System.
9: Female Genital System.
10: Endocrine System.
11: Eye and Ocular Adnexa.
12: Auditory System.


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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 1435427807 | ISBN-13: 9781435427808)

Includes 400-question test bank, 350-slide presentation written in PowerPoint, electronic Instructor's Manual.

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1435427793 | ISBN-13: 9781435427792)

Detailed coding rationales and answer keys.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Gail I. Smith

Gail I. Smith is an associate professor and director of the Health Information Management Program at the University of Cincinnati. She has been a Health Information Management professional and educator for more than three decades, has served as a coding consultant for several years, and has written or co-authored several successful coding textbooks. Ms. Bowie is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and previously served as a member of the organization's Board of Directors. She received her bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University and her master's degree in education from The College of Mt. St. Joseph.