Understanding Medical Coding: A Comprehensive Guide

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Understanding Medical Coding contains instruction for both inpatient and outpatient coding, and links a connection to the billing/reimbursement/collections process. The book takes the user through all steps necessary to code a claim correctly, link the correct CPT and ICD-9-CM codes for reimbursement for various insurance carriers and government entities, explains adjustments and how and when to bill patients, and what to do if there is a denial or rejection. The book provides an overview of both CPT and ICD-9-CM coding, and also provides more code-specific information, concentrating on specialty coding and the levels of coding. Understanding the coding rationales increases knowledge and skill in one or more area, enhancing skills and performance for various facilities locations and departments.

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Sandra Johnson, CMA (AAMA), CPC has worked 30 years in the health care field, with 25 years teaching experience in medical assisting, medical coding and transcription courses. She is an active member of the American Association of Medical Assistants and the American Academy of Professional Coders. She was awarded the Indiana Medical Assistant of the year, 1993, a multiple nominee for Who's Who Among America's Teachers, and the recipient of the Glenn W. Sample Award for Instructional Excellence 1996 and 2004 from Ivy Tech State College. She is a coding and transcription instructor at Indiana University Southeast, and holds a Master's degree in Human Resource Development with a specialization in health and safety management from Indiana State University.

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