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Medical Coding, Second Edition
What It Is and How It Works

Author(s): Patricia Aalseth, RHIA, CCS, Medical Coding and Documentation Consultant, Kansas City, Missouri
  • ISBN-13: 9781284054576
  • Paperback    320 pages      © 2015
Price: $102.95 US List
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In clear and straightforward language, Medical Coding: What It Is and How It Works, Second Edition provides an overview of the evolution of medical coding and all the various coding systems, how they relate, and how they function. Reasoning and consequences of the delayed ICD-10 implementation are explained along with a sound overview of the ICD-10-CM and PCS classification systems.

For those contemplating a career in the coding field, this book is ideal as a basic orientation. Other individuals in healthcare management and administration will also benefit from a basic understanding of how coding works.

Unlike other publications that focus only on coding, this book integrates coding guidelines and principles into the billing and reimbursement process, giving the student a more practical foundation in the rationale for correct coding. Healthcare fraud and abuse is addressed as well, to assure that readers understand ethical concerns inherent in coding for reimbursement.


  Chapter  1  Medical Coding in History
  Chapter  2  Diagnosis Coding
  Chapter  3  Procedure Coding
  Chapter  4  How Codes are Used for Reimbursement
  Chapter  5  Coding for Dollars
  Chapter  6  Solving Your Healthcare Coding Problems
  Chapter  7  Coding as a Career
  Appendix A: ICD-10-CM 3-Character Diagnosis Categories
  Appendix B: General Equivalence Mapping (GEM) Files
  Appendix C: Uniform Billing Revenue Codes
  Appendix D: Remittance Advice Remarks Codes
  Appendix E: Payment System Reference
  Appendix F: Useful Websites
  Appendix G: Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set

Patricia Aalseth, RHIA, CCS-Medical Coding and Documentation Consultant, Kansas City, Missouri

Patricia Aalseth, RHIA, CCS has more than 30 years’ experience in healthcare coding and revenue cycle management. She provides management and consultative services to hospitals, medical practices and large academic faculty practice plans, and has served as an instructor in health information management academic programs.

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284054576

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