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Professional Review Guide for the CCA Examination, 2014 Edition, 1st Edition

  • Patricia Schnering St. Petersburg College
  • ISBN-10: 1285735501  |  ISBN-13: 9781285735504
  • 480 Pages
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $92.25
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The PROFESSIONAL REVIEW GUIDE FOR THE CCA® EXAMINATION, 2014 EDITION prepares aspiring health information professionals for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA®) exam. Chapter material covers all readers need to know about 2014 code sets and AHIMA standards, HIPAA requirements, CPT, the switchover to ICD-10-CM, and ICD-10-PCS electronic medical records. Mock exams and coding case studies give readers the confidence they need to master their exams, while coding activities linked to AHIMA competencies prepare them for jobs in a variety of patient care settings. An all-in-one learning resource, this reader-friendly book also includes free online access to interactive quizzing, flashcards, class notes, discussion questions, and study tips for students.

Features and Benefits

  • Industry Guidance: Critical information about recent and ongoing changes to electronic medical records, HIPAA requirements, current laws and standards, and updates to the ICD10CM and ICD10PCS introduces readers to the modern and evolving medical environment.
  • AHIMA Focus: Emphasis on the American Health Information Management Association competencies covered on the CCA® examination familiarizes students with the test's format and focus while honing key skills.
  • Broad Appeal: A variety of textbased and online learning aides give students several ways to study for the certification exam, and suit almost any learning style.
  • Multiple Features: Recommended resources, general study tips, multiplechoice coding questions, coding case studies for various health settings, highly realistic mock examinations, a case study coding review, and competency maps help students target their efforts and assess their progress.

Table of Contents

1. Examination Study Strategies and Resources.
2. Coding Review.
3. Health Data Content, Requirements, and Standards.
4. Medical Science.
5. Classification Systems and Secondary Data Sources.
6. ICD10CM and ICD10PSC Coding.
7. CPT Coding.
8. Medical Billing and Reimbursement Systems.
9. CCA Mock Quiz.
10. CCA Mock Examination.
Appendix A: Pharmacology.
Appendix B: Laboratory Testing.
Appendix C: Official ICD10CM and ICD10PSC Coding Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.
Evaluation Form.

What's New

  • 2014 Coding Updates: The latest coding for ICD10CM and ICD10PCS helps students prepare for the October 2014 transition and newest AHIMA exams.
  • New Hospital Classifications: Current information about MSDRGs keeps students abreast of changes in the coding practices of hospitals.
  • More Procedures: Updated CPT coding information delivers the nomenclature readers must understand to report medical procedures and services to insurance companies.
  • Extra Practice: New and improved questions throughout the book and accompanying website map to AHIMA competencies for success on the CCA® Certification Examination.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Patricia Schnering

Patricia Schnering is an adjunct instructor of HIM at St. Petersburg College, and serves on its advisory board. In addition to experience as an HIM supervisor and consultant, she is the founder and owner of PRG Publishing Inc., where she published the first Professional Review Guides. Ms. Schering has served as president of GCHIMA and on FHIMA’s board of directors, where she twice received the FHIMA Literary Award. She is also a member of AHIMA and the Assembly on Education (AOE). In addition to a B.S.in business administration from the University of South Florida, she is a graduate of the health information management program at St. Petersburg College, and holds both CCS and RHIA certifications.