August 4, 2008

The Next Step, Advanced Medical Coding 2008 Edition (Next Step: Advanced Medical Coding)

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Picking up where Step-by-Step Medical Coding left off, The Next Step, Advanced Medical Coding: A Worktext, 3rd Edition focuses on mastering the essentials of advanced medical coding and coding services such as medical visits, diagnostic testing and interpretation, treatments, surgeries, and anesthesia. Learning these advanced coding concepts is easy with the time-tested step-by-step method. This worktext will help you build a more in-depth understanding of physician-based medical coding to enhance critical thinking. It will help you master skills like pulling the right information from documents, selecting the right codes, and determining the correct sequencing of those codes. Patient cases in the text are actual medical records with personal patient details changed or removed, giving you real-world experience coding from physical documentation with advanced material.

  • Actual patient cases present real-world situations youll encounter in practice.
  • The case-based worktext format lets you conveniently refer back to the case and the answer you arrive at, eliminating the need for a separate workbook.
  • UNIQUE! Evaluation and Management (E/M) Audit Forms, developed to determine the correct E/M codes, give you a straightforward way to select E/M codes leaving a smaller margin for error while providing a visual representation of the coding process.
  • From the Trenches boxes highlight real-life medical coders in each chapter and provide practical advice and motivation.
  • Evolve Learning Resource site features updates, tips, and additional resources and gives you an opportunity for extra review.

Includes both 1995 and 1997 CMS guidelines for documentation of Evaluation and Management services for Medicare and Medicaid patients to train you on both sets of guidelines and prepare you to use either set once you enter the workforce.

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