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Succinct, accurate, and flexible, 2015 CODING WORKBOOK FOR THE PHYSICIAN’S OFFICE is the ideal coding practice tool. Whether your students are preparing for a certification exam, the approaching transition to ICD-10-CM, or improving their medical coding abilities, this workbook will help them achieve their goals. Designed to quickly boost coding proficiency, 2015 CODING WORKBOOK FOR THE PHYSICIAN’S OFFICE presents students with certification-style questions, challenging critical-thinking scenarios, and a variety of exercises to keep their skills sharp. Includes CEUs from the AAPC, and a 59-day trial of Optum’s—Expert, an easy-to-use code look-up tool that gives students a professional edge.

Alice Covell,

Alice Covell, CMA-A (AAMA), RMA, CPC, is a partner with Covell and Harwood Company, a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based consulting firm. She consults with physician practices and healthcare facilities on coding issues, billing compliance, and office management. Ms. Covell is also popular presenter on coding issues at seminars.
  • Updated:to the most current coding guidelines and code sets.
  • Critical HHS Changes: An entire new chapter covers all new documentation requirements mandated by the US Department of Health and Human Services with regard to the upcoming ICD-10-CM switchover.
  • AAPC Approval: The American Association of Professional Coders endorses this workbook for 1.5 CEUs.
  • Encoder software: Includes 59-day trial of—Expert from Optum, the industry gold standard in coding materials.
  • Practical Practice: Coding exercises and case studies are tied to the CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-9 and 10-CM coding manuals, for a thorough understanding of coding requirements and disease classifications.
1. Coding and Medical Insurance Policies.
2. Conquering Coding.
3. Coding Ground Rules.
4. Evaluation and Management Services.
5. General Surgery Rules.
6. Integumentary System.
7. Musculoskeletal System.
8. Respiratory System.
9. Cardiovascular System.
10. Hemic and Lymphatic Systems—Mediastinum and Diaphragm.
11. Digestive System.
12. Urinary System.
13. Male Genital System, including Intersex Surgery.
14. Female Genital System and Maternity.
15. Endocrine and Nervous Systems.
16. Eye and Ocular Adnexa.
17. Auditory System.
18. Radiology.
19. Pathology and Laboratory.
20. Medicine.
21. Modifiers.
22. Coding Conflicts.
23. Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Impact on Coding: An Example.
24. Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99).
25. Neoplasms (C00–D49).
26. Diseases of the Blood and Blood-Forming Organs and Certain Disorders Involving the Immune Mechanism (D50–D89).
27. Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases (E00–E89).
28. Mental, Behavioral, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (F01–F99).
29. Diseases of the Nervous System (G00–G99).
30. Diseases of the Eye and Adnexa (H00–H59).
31. Diseases of the Ear and Mastoid Process (H60–H95).
32. Diseases of the Circulatory System (I00–I99).
33. Diseases of the Respiratory System (J00–J99).
34. Diseases of the Digestive System (K00–K95).
35. Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (L00–L99).
36. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue (M00–M99).
37. Diseases of the Genitourinary System (N00–N99).
38. Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Puerperium (O00–O9A).
39. Certain Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period (P00–P96).
40. Congenital Malformations, Deformations, and Chromosomal Abnormalities (Q00–Q99).
41. Symptoms, Signs, and Abnormal Clinical and Laboratory Findings, Not Elsewhere Classified (R00–R99).
42. Injury, Poisoning, and Certain Other Consequences of External Causes (S00–T88).
43. External Causes of Morbidity (V00–Y99).
44. Factors Influencing Health Status and Contact with Health Services (Z00–Z99).
Appendix—Selected Answers.
Instructions for Submitting an Exam to Cengage for CEU Approval.

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“This supplemental text is concise and focused on practice. Exactly what students need to learn to code. They are presented logically, which flows with both the CPT and ICD-9 books. The comparisons between ICD-9 and ICD-10 will satisfy the preparation needed to prepare students and current medical billers for the conversion. The content is complete and will greatly encourage success on the CPC.”

“Excellent as a supplemental text to give students a chance to practice coding skills and can be used to complete the required CAAHEP competencies.”