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Understanding Procedural Coding: A Worktext, 3rd Edition

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  • Mary Jo Bowie Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA
  • Regina M. Schaffer
  • ISBN-10: 1133284515  |  ISBN-13: 9781133284512
  • 512 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008
  • © 2013 | Published
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Overview

Give your students the accuracy and confidence they need in procedural coding with this trusted, hands-on worktext. UNDERSTANDING PROCEDURAL CODING: A WORKTEXT, 3E provides a comprehensive understanding of the latest CPT®-4 diagnostic and procedural coding as well as the guidelines established by federal agencies, Medicare and the American Medical Association. Carefully illustrated procedures, new case studies, practical coding assignments, and engaging examples help readers master procedural coding for all medical specialties as well as successfully prepare for certification exams. Readers record answers in the book to create a personalized, ongoing resource. UNDERSTANDING PROCEDURAL CODING book is the perfect companion for UNDERSTANDING ICD-9-CM: A WORKTEXT or any CPT® or HCPCS Level II manual. A comprehensive support package includes new online study tools to ensure comprehension as well as a 59-day trial of Ingenix®'s popular EncoderPro that accompanies each new worktext. Trust UNDERSTANDING PROCEDURAL CODING: A WORKTEXT, 3E to help equip your students for procedural coding success.

Features and Benefits

  • THOROUGH CHAPTER ADDRESSES HCPCS LEVEL II CODES. Your students gain the comprehensive knowledge needed for medical billing and coding success.
  • PROVEN CASE STUDIES AND CODING ASSIGNMENTS OFFER HANDS-ON PRACTICE. These and other useful practice opportunities highlight the real-world application of concepts students are learning.
  • COMPREHENSIVE WORKTEXT APPROACH CREATES ONGOING PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE TOOL. Your students not only gain clear instruction for CPT® procedure coding that is immediately useful, but also this easy-to-understand guide to CPT® coding offers valuable reference later with completed learning exercises and room to write-in answers.
  • CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS CODING GUIDELINES AND RULES ESTABLISHED BY GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY ORGANIZATIONS. Discussions throughout this edition highlight coding guidelines created by Medicare, other Federal agencies, and the American Medical Association (AMA) as the authors highlight the specific billing and reimbursement issues relevant to CPT® codes.
  • COMPLETE INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS PROVIDE TIME-SAVING RESOURCES AND INNOVATIVE STUDENT LEARNING TOOLS. You save time with this edition's expanded Test Bank, revised and engaging PowerPoint® slides, and WebTutor™ for Blackboard with unique multimedia coding case studies
  • NO-COST TRIAL CD GIVES STUDENT EXPERIENCE USING INGENIX®'S POPULAR ENCODERPRO. This invaluable web-based coding tool for CPT® ® as well as HCPCS and ICD-9-CM code sets and Medicare coding guidelines is produced by Ingenix®, a leading provider of medical coding solutions. Your students learn to use this popular software with a no-cost trial CD included with the text.
  • PROVEN LEARNING FEATURES GUIDE READERS THROUGH MASTERING PROCEDURAL CODING. Clear Chapter Outlines, Learning Objectives, lists of key terms and memorable examples assist students in furthering their comprehensive, accurate understanding of today's procedural coding and coding guidelines.
  • HANDS-ON EXERCISES AND USEFUL TOOLS ENCOURAGE EXPLORATION AND MORE THOROUGH STUDY. Notes, figures and tables clarify concepts while Internet links, feature boxes, summaries and chapter reviews help build upon important concepts.

Table of Contents

Preface.
About The Authors.
Reviewers.
1. Introduction to Current Procedural Terminology.
2. Modifiers.
3. Evaluation and Management.
4. Anesthesia.
5. Surgery and The Integumentary System.
6. Musculoskeletal System.
7. Respiratory System.
8. Cardiovascular System.
9. Hemic and Lymphatic Systems.
10. Mediastinum and Diaphragm.
11. Digestive System.
12. Urinary System.
13. Male Genital System.
14. Female Genital System.
15. Maternity Care and Delivery.
16. Endocrine System.
17. Nervous System.
18. Eye and Ocular Adnexa.
19. Auditory System and Operating Microscope.
20. Radiology.
21. Pathology And Laboratory.
22. Medicine.
23. HCPCS Codes
Appendix I: Billing Forms (CMS-1500 and Ub-04).
Appendix II: Surgical Positions.
Appendix III: Abdominopelvic Divisions.
Appendix IV: 1997 Documentation Guidelines For Evaluation and Management Services.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • ADDITIONAL CASE STUDIES IN EACH CHAPTER PROVIDE NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO APPLY CONCEPTS. One to two new Case Studies in every chapter give students a variety of opportunities to apply the procedural coding concepts they've learned in practical situations.
  • MORE CHAPTER EXERCISES OFFER NEW PRACTICE. Expanded chapter exercises in each chapter give students the hands-on practice for competency in a variety of medical careers, as well as success on certification examinations.
  • UPDATED CONTENT REFLECTS THE LATEST CPT®-4 CODES. The latest CPT® and HCPCS Codes at time of publication are woven throughout this edition to ensure your students gain the most current for knowledge that prepares them to step directly into today's working environment.
  • NEW STUDENT STUDYWARE PROVIDES INTERACTIVE LEARNING SUPPORT. The new dynamic Premium Website brings procedural coding to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed book. Watch student comprehension soar with flash cards and engaging learning games, self-assessments, streaming videos, and more.
  • INCREASED NUMBER OF TEST BANK QUESTIONS ENSURES COMPLETE STUDENT COMPREHENSION. This book's Test Bank is now even stronger with a larger variety of questions to ensure your students have mastered procedural coding and are thoroughly prepared for certification examinations and medical career success.
  • NEW POWERPOINT® PRESENTATION SLIDES REINFORCE THE LATEST CPT® CODES. Fresh new PowerPoint® slides keep students engaged while clarifying the most recent procedural coding concepts and practices.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Mary Jo Bowie

Mary Jo Bowie is the owner of Health Information Professional Services in Binghamton, New York, which has provided medical record consultative services for various health facilities for more than 25 years. She served as an instructor in Health Information Technology Programs for more than 20 years, teaching such courses as Inpatient Coding, Ambulatory Care Coding, Quality Assurance, Survey of Healthcare and Computers in Healthcare. Ms. Bowie is now the Health Information Management and Medical Coding program director at Mount Wachusett Community College and an associate professor. She develops all course content within the curriculum, including ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS courses, CPT/HCPCS courses, Introduction and Advanced Health Data courses. Ms. Bowie is a registered Health Information Administrator and an accredited Health Information Technician. She is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and is also an AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS-approved Train the Trainer. She served on the New York State Health Information Association Board of Directors from 1989 to 1991 and was education director and on the Ambulatory Coding Guideline Committee. Ms. Bowie was the New York State nominee for the National Award for Literacy Contribution to Profession, 1993 and 1994. She is a National and Regional speaker on ICD-9-CM, CPT and ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, as well as a trusted course writer for Cengage Learning. Ms. Bowie holds an Associate of Arts Degree, a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science Degree. She has conducted more than 50 national training seminars on ICD-10-CM/PCS coding.

Regina M. Schaffer

Regina Schaffer is a Reimbursement Educator Specialist for United Health Services in Johnson City, New York. She works with approximately 45 providers educating them on both ICD-9 and CPT® coding. Ms. Schaffer also works as a consultant in Binghamton, New York and is an instructor in the Health Information Technology Program at Broome Community College. Ms. Schaffer is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), past secretary for the local AAPC Chapter from 2000 to 2002 and is a frequently requested speaker on ICD-9-CM and CPT® Coding. Ms. Schaffer co-authored UNDERSTANDING ICD-9-CM and UNDERSTANDING PROCEDURAL CODING with Ms. Mary Jo Bowie. She is an accredited Health Information Technician, a Certified Professional Coder and holds a Bachelor of Science degree.