Medical Coding in the Real World

Medical Coding in the Real World
1st Ed.
2018 © AHIMA Press
Elizabeth Roberts, MA Ed, CPC
ISBN-13: 978-1-58426-558-0
Coding & Classification, Allied Health, Basic Sciences, Healthcare Informatics, Nursing Education


Medical Coding in the Real World is a medical coding and billing textbook that combines the intricacies of medical coding in ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT®, and HCPCS code sets with accessible instruction on how to correctly identify, select, and apply codes to the health record in a real-world setting. Each chapter focuses on a specialty and builds in complexity from topic to topic within each chapter, addressing each in a natural progression that allows students to learn the coding process organically. Chapters contain coding exercises that range in difficulty from simple to complex within a specialty, case studies to code, and required billing forms to complete.

Key Features:

  • • Presentation of coding material for ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT®, and HCPCS code sets across a variety of specialty areas in a real-world setting
  • • Full color illustrations, images, and pedagogy
  • Key to Success boxes call out insightful information from the perspective of a professional coder
  • There’s a Code for That exercises provide practice applying chapter concepts, accompanied by a full answer key in appendix B
  • Putting It All Together sections at the end of relevant chapters tie key concepts together within a real-world coding scenario
  • Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) coding references incorporated throughout the text
  • • Ancillaries include instructor materials and PowerPoint slides, available to instructors of approved programs

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