Being a Medical Information Coder

Being a Medical Information Coder

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For courses in Medical/Health Information Technology with a concentration in ICD-9-CM coding.This text provides an introduction to ICD-9-CM coding that is easy to read and understand but covers basic coding principles comprehensively. With its focus on diagnosis, symptoms, and procedures related to these systems, this text particularly looks at the difficult areas where students are known to have problems. Throughout the text coding principles are introduced and more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 211.3 x 274.8 x 21.3mm | 784.73g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • index
  • 013112675X
  • 9780131126756

About Laurie Dodson

Laurie Dodson, RHIA, MPH, received her graduate degree from UCLA's School of Public Health with an emphasis on Health Information Systems. For the past 23 years she has been an instructor in Cypress College's Health Information Technology program in California, where she has taught classes in entry-level coding with ICD9-CM. She therefore recognizes many of the problem areas where students have trouble with more

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Laurie Dodson's Being A Medical Information Coder is a comprehensive resource, essential for all beginning medical information coders. The Third Edition has been revised and updated to include the latest information on updated codes, coding compliance, and HIPPA, while retaining an emphasis on the foundational principles and skills necessary for all medical information coders. Features Include: A new chapter on coding compliance Information on HIPPA's impact on coding New learning activities An emphasis on the principles of codingshow more

Table of contents

1. Introduction to the Medical Information Coder. 2. Introduction to ICD-9-CM Coding. 3. Procedure Codes. 4. Infectious and Parasitic Disease. 5. Neoplasms. 6. Endocrine, Nutritional, and Metabolic Disease and Immunity Disorders. 7. Blood and Blood-Forming Organs. 8. Mental Disorders. 9. Diseases of the Nervous and Sense Organs. 10. Diseases of the Circulatory System. 11. Diseases of the Respiratory System. 12. Diseases of the Digestive System. 13. Diseases of the Genitourinary System. 14. Complications of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Puerperium. 15. Certain Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period. 16. Congenital Anomalies. 17. Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue. 18. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissues. 19. Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions. 20. Injury and Poisoning. 21. External Causes of Injury and Poisoning. 22. V-Codes. 23. Diagnosis-Related Groups. 24. Ambulatory Coding. 25. Coding Compliance. Appendix: Coding Specialist Certification Program. References. more