Medical Coding for Non-Coders, Second Edition

Karen S. Scott, MEd, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC

Medical Coding For Non-Coders delivers a valuable introduction to medical coding for those in healthcare who need to understand the process of coding, but do not need the level of specificity required to become a coding professional.


In today’s ever-growing, complex healthcare system, it is imperative that all healthcare professionals have a basic understanding of the coding process. This book explains how the documentation they supply impacts the coding process, healthcare data, and reimbursement as a whole.


New to This Edition

  • Provides information on the transition to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS
  • Updated for the most recent coding rules and regulations
  • Updated appendices include the AHIMA code of ethics, and the process for querying physicians


Key Features

  • Presents a coding overview in an easy-to-understand format, detailing the impact of coding on reimbursement, compliance, and fraud and abuse.
  • Provides a short overview of the coding systems, including information on the transition to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS.
  • Provides an overview of the process of coding including what causes delays from patient admission to final billing of the visit.
  • Addresses basic, yet critical questions such as:
    • What does a coder require to provide accurate coded data?
    • How is a medical record converted to coded data?
    • How are codes assigned?
    • How is coded data used?


About the Author

Karen S. Scott, MEd, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC, is the sole proprietor of Karen Scott Seminars and Consulting.


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