Medical Coding

Medical Coding

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In clear and simple language, Medical Coding: What It Is and How It Functions, Second Edition offers an introduction of the evolution of medical coding and all the different coding systems, how they relate, and how they operate. Thinking and effects of the delayed ICD-10 application are described along with a sound summary of the ICD-10- CM and PCS category systems. For those considering a career in the coding field, this book is ideal as a basic orientation. Other people in healthcare management and administration will likewise take advantage of a basic understanding of how coding works. Unlike other publications that focus just on coding, this book incorporates coding guidelines and principles into the billing and reimbursement process, giving the trainee a more practical structure in the rationale for correct coding. Health care scams and abuse is attended to also, to guarantee that readers understand ethical concerns fundamental in coding for compensation. Trainer Resources: Instructor’s Handbook, PowerPoint slides, Test Bank

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