Basic CPT and HCPCS Coding, 2017

Gail Smith, MA, RHIA, CCS-P
AC200617
Books
9781584265566
AHIMA Press

e-book available

Beginning and intermediate coding students will excel with the 2017 edition of Basic Current Procedural Terminology and HCPCS Coding. Gain basic training and practice in the application of procedural codes from the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) and the Healthcare Procedure Coding System (HPCPS). CPT codes effective January 1, 2017 are explained throughout the text.

Readers can expect a thorough learning experience through real-world exercises, operative reports, and surgical illustrations. This edition provides concise descriptions of the most common surgical procedures with dedicated chapters for evaluation and management (E/M) coding, and includes ancillary sections in Radiology, Pathology, and Anesthesiology. Each chapter includes exercises to build your knowledge. Odd-numbered answers to chapter questions are included in appendix C.


Key Features
•  Clarification and update for the HCPCS Level II coding and reporting processes
•  Updated examples to explain use of CPT codes for payment
•  Appendix B expanded to include 74 case studies
•  Complete explanation of symbols and formatting used in CPT and HCPCS coding, providing a foundation for learning and application
•  Artwork helps students visualize anatomy and related surgical procedures as they practice coding
•  Lesson on how to use AMA’s CPT Assistant to support coding decisions
•  Illustration of the connection between coding and reimbursement
•  Detailed chapters on modifiers, HCPCS Level II (national codes), and reimbursement provide targeted learning for both hospital and physician office coding
•  Skill-building exercises and review questions for every chapter, with odd-numbered answers located in appendix C
•  Answers to all of the exercises and chapter review questions are located in the online instructor manual, available only to approved faculty of educational programs with .edu addresses
•  Downloadable online student ancillaries including web resources, glossary, and E/M documentation guidelines


About the author
Gail I. Smith, MA, RHIA, CCS-P,
is president of Gail I. Smith Consulting in Estero, Florida.

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