Basic Current Procedural Terminology and HCPCS Coding Exercises strengthens beginning and intermediate students’ coding knowledge with skill-building drills and real-world case studies. Students can expect exercises that test knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and clinical concepts through instruction designed to bridge the gap between clinical documentation and coding. An assortment of in-depth case studies includes questions that encourage students to extract information to determine index terms that will lead them to the correct code assignment. Also includes student practice for identifying key documentation elements to support coding decisions.
The answer key offers solutions to all terminology and clinical concept questions as well as detailed rationales for select coding drills and case studies. Individual coders can use it for self-assessments while instructors are still able to test students’ skills and knowledge.
• New exercises explore and present CPT and HCPCS coding from all angles
• Detailed case studies taken from health records offer real-world coding scenarios
• “Abstract from Documentation” sections following surgical cases help extract key information from the health record for accurate coding
• Body system discussion is augmented by anatomical illustrations
• Examples of connecting CPT codes to ICD-10-CM codes to support medical necessity
• Exercises provide targeted experience with specific categories of codes and mixed codes that occur in the real world
• Answer keys designated as "instructor material" are only provided to verified instructors employed at a school with an .edu address. No exceptions will be made
About the Author
Gail I. Smith, MA, RHIA,CCS-P, is president of Gail I. Smith Consulting in Cincinnati, Ohio.