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
- Updated for the most recent coding rules and
- Updated appendices include the AHIMA code of ethics, and the process for querying physicians
- Presents a coding overview in an easy-to-understand
format, detailing the impact of coding on reimbursement, compliance, and fraud
- 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
- Addresses basic, yet critical questions such as:
- What does a coder require to provide accurate coded
- 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.