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Being a Medical Information Coder - 3rd edition

Being a Medical Information Coder (ISBN10: 013112675X; ISBN13: 9780131126756)
ISBN13: 978-0131126756
ISBN10: 013112675X

Summary: For courses in Medical/Health Information Technology with a concentration in ICD-9-CM coding.

This text provides an introduction to ICD-9-CM coding that is easy to read and understand but covers basic coding principles comprehensively. With its focus on diagnosis, symptoms, and procedures related to these systems, this text particularly looks at the difficult areas where students are known to have problems. Throughout the text coding principles are introdu ...show moreced and reinforced.

Features :

  • NEW--New chapter--Introduces "Coding Compliance" , and specifically addresses the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Allows students to understand the ever-developing field of health care.
  • NEW--Additional learning activities--Includes twice as many as the previous edition.
  • Gives students the opportunity to review medical terms and concepts needed to select appropriate ICD-9-CM codes.
  • Detailed introduction to basic coding principles.
  • Focuses students' attention on potential problem areas of study.
  • Examples from the ICD-9-CM coding book--Help portray the text.
  • Allows students to visualize the specificity needed in coding.
  • Emphasis on basic coding rules--Introduced then reinforced throughout the text.
  • Enables students to learn through repetition.
  • Current text.
  • Allows students and instructors to feel confident that the material presented is up-to-date and addresses current issues.
  • Learning activities and coding exercises.
  • Gives students the opportunity to practice, giving them more confidence and enabling them to show what they have learned.
  • Stress on the need for education--Emphasizes that a good coder must have background knowledge of anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, medical record content, and computer skills.
  • Allows students to recognize the need for background knowledge as well as continuing education.
  • Chapter objectives.
  • Enables students to understand important concepts introduced in each chapter, giving them the knowledge to accurately code.
  • Worked examples--Clarify the text.
  • Give students a quick reference when they are doing the coding exercises.
  • Internet sources--Include coding updates, coding exercises, and coding instructions.
  • Encourages students to search for these internet sites for further study.
  • Instructor's Guide.
  • Provides instructors with valuable support in forming their course curriculum.
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 05/15/2003
International: No

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