Synopses & Reviews
MEDICAL CODING SPECIALIST'S EXAM REVIEW-PHYSICIAN, 2E provides you with the experience, tips, and essential skills necessary to succeed on both the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) National Coding Exams. This resource presents information on the national organizations, the types of exams offered, associated credentialing, and extensive exam preparation and practice focused on essential medical coding subject areas and test domains. MEDICAL CODING SPECIALIST'S EXAM REVIEW-PHYSICIAN, 2E also provides you with information on employment opportunities in medical insurance coding and the professional responsibilities that accompany this profession. In addition to numerous chapter activities, this text contains three written mock exams and three timed electronic exams on the accompanying CD-ROM.
Medical Coding Specialists Exam Review Physician provides experience, tips, and essential skills necessary to take and pass both the AAPC and the AHIMA national coding exams. This resource provides readers with information on the national organizations, the types of exams given, how to prepare for each exam, tips on taking standardized tests as well as information on mentally preparing for each exam. The book also provides learners with information on employment opportunities in medical insurance coding and the professional responsibilities that can accompany this profession. Mock exams can be found both in the book and in the accompanying CD-ROM.
About the Author
Lynette Olsen has been the Medical Instructor/Program Manager at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona for more than twelve years. She is a certified professional coder and a current member of both the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). She has a Doctorate Degree in Higher Education and a Masters Degree in Public Administration. Ms. Olsen has developed her own online highly comprehensive coding and test prep courses, as well as extensive curriculum for health administration courses at Pima College.
Table of Contents
Preface. How to Use This Book. About The Author. 1. Introduction. 2. The Importance of Being a Coder. 3. Preparing for the Exam. 4. Taking the Exam. 5. After the Exam. 6. ICD-O Coding. 7. Current Procedural Terminology. 8. Evaluation and Management Code. 9. Health Care Procedure Coding System. 10. Abstracting. 11. Reimbursement. Appendix A CCS-P Exam. Appendix B CPC Exam. Appendix C CCA Exam. Appendix D Answer Sheets. Appendix E ICD-9 Combining Forms. Appendix F ICD-10 Overview. Appendix G List of Abbreviations. Glossary.