Summary: Take your first step toward a successful career in medical coding with comprehensive coverage from the most trusted source in the field! Step-by-Step Medical Coding is the practical, easy-to-use resource that shows you exactly how to code using all of today's coding systems, providing an in-depth introduction to essential coding concepts followed by practice exercises that reinforce your understanding. In addition to coverage of reimbursement, ICD-9-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient codi ...show moreng, the 2011 edition now provides full coverage of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding system in preparation for the transition in 2013. No other text on the market so thoroughly prepares you for all coding systems in one source! Carol J. Buck's proven step-by-step approach guides you through difficult concepts in the most direct, straightforward manner to ensure complete understanding.Dual coding prepares you for the switch to ICD-10. In Units 3-5, for every exercise and chapter review question with an ICD-9 answer, you are provided with the matching ICD-10 code.In-text exercises throughout each chapter reinforce coding rules and concepts and follow the book's step-by-step approach.Quick Check features immediately reinforce key concepts and test your retention and understanding.Toolbox features provide additional real world cases for analysis and applying knowledge to specific case elements.Concrete ''real-life'' coding examples allow you to apply important coding principles and practices to actual scenarios from the field.Full-color design with over 450 illustrations ensures easy navigation and presents material in a unique, compelling way.Coding Shots provide tips for complicated coding scenarios and advice for entering the job market.From the Trenches quotes provide valuable, up-to-date insights from instructors and professionals in the medical coding field.Stop! notes offer a brief summary of material just covered to help ensure retention and understanding and provide a transition in ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 11
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