TEACH Instructor Resources (TIR) Manual for Step-by-Step Medical Coding 2011 Edition

  • Publish Date: 2010-12-22
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Buck

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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 coding, 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 into the next topic.
  • Caution! notes warn of common coding mistakes and reinforce the concept of coding as an exact science.
  • Check This Out! boxes offer notes on accessing reference information, primarily via the Internet.
  • Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting boxes in Units 2 and 5 present the official outpatient and inpatient guidelines alongside text discussions.
  • Coder's Index makes it easy to instantly locate specific codes.
  • Practice activities and Coding Guidelines are available on the companion Evolve Resources website to help reinforce key concepts from the text and provide fast, easy access to the most up-to-date content.
  • A free 30-day demo of SpeedECoder lets you complete cases using an actual online encoder.
  • Updated content reflects the latest coding developments so you can practice with the most current information available.
  • New ICD-10-CM chapters prepare you for the upcoming 2013 transition.
  • ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting boxes contain excerpts of the actual guidelines, presenting the official wording alongside in-text discussions to help you better understand upcoming changes.

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