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Coding Case Studies Workbook, 1st Edition

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  • Gail Smith University of Cincinnati
  • ISBN-10: 1133703682  |  ISBN-13: 9781133703686
  • 256 Pages
  • © 2014 | Published
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Equipping students with skills in all code sets and in all settings, the 2013 CODING CASE STUDIES WORKBOOK enables coders to practice skill building using ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT and HCPCS. This comprehensive tool for both self-assessment and classroom learning provides a variety of exercises applicable to all healthcare settings--physician offices, ambulatory care, and hospitals. Written as short case studies, exercises emphasize official coding guidelines and include clinical concepts that reflect coding examples from the current healthcare field. With its wide range of exercises, the book is an excellent supplement to any coding course that requires practice beyond the basic level. The rich assortment of application exercises range from basic to the intermediate/advanced level. Detailed rationales for answers allow for a more thorough understanding of the code sets, while answers to the ICD-10-CM exercises highlight the key differences between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM to assist coding practice during the transition. Special "Coding Insights" features provide additional guidance to support the coding decision-making process.

Features and Benefits

  • Ensuring students get plenty of hands-on application, the workbook's comprehensive coverage includes real-world case studies and coding exercises for practice on all code sets--ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT, and HCPCS--and in all settings.
  • Each chapter contains key features of the coding set as well as exercises and case studies from a variety of systems (musculoskeletal, integumentary, etc.).
  • Case studies are excerpts from original health records and include diagnostic/procedural statements as well as case studies from both hospitals and physician office settings.
  • The workbook emphasizes case studies for ICD-10-PCS--coverage that is lacking in the current marketplace. Highlights of ICD-10-CM/PCS allow for immediate integration into coding curriculums. Workbook answers also spotlight the differences between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM for diagnostic coding to meet the need of preparing the coding workforce for the monumental transition from ICD-9-CM.
  • Answers to the coding exercises include rationales linked to official coding guidelines, providing insight into a decision-based coding process. Only partial answers are available for student self practice in the Appendices; the remaining answers are only available to instructors for classroom use. Special "coding notes" and helpful hints are included in the answer key as well.
  • "Clinical Coding Checkpoints" provide the link between anatomy/physiology and clinical concepts for coding assignments.
  • Two chapters are devoted to computer-assisted coding practice, highlighting the skills necessary for coding professionals to become auditors. Practice exercises are also included for auditing coding assignments.
  • Supporting the "real world" coding process, the workbook does not include multiple choice or true/false types of questions.

Table of Contents

1. Code Sets.
2. Transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM.
3. Official Resources.
4. ICD-9-CM.
5. ICD-10-CM.
6. ICD-9-CM Procedure Codes.
7. ICD-10-PCS.
8. CPT-4.
9. HCPCS Coding.
UNIT IV: EDITING CODES – Skill Set for Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC)
10. Overview of CAC.
11. Decision-Based Coding.
12. Validating Coding Accuracy.

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Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133777031 | ISBN-13: 9781133777038)

Instructor's Manual to Accompany 2013 CODING CASE STUDIES WORKBOOK INSTRUCTOR DESCRIPTION: The instructor's Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Gail Smith

Gail I. Smith is President of Gail I. Smith Consulting in Cincinnati and has more than 35 years' experience in the field of coding, education, and health information management (HIM). Gail was an associate professor and director of the Health Information Management Program at the University of Cincinnati, and HIM program director at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Gail has authored several coding textbooks and is an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer and Academy faculty member. Ms. Smith is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), previously serving on the 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 St. Joseph in Cincinnati, OH.