ICD-9-CM and POA Coding Mentor: A Learning Tool for Interpreting Health Records, Without Answer Key

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ICD-9-CM and POA Coding Mentor offers a new way to understand the thought process behind the work of master coders. Using 75 actual (not cleaned up ) medical records, it illustrates the path a coding expert follows to evaluate inpatient charts, clarify incomplete and often ambiguous information, and reach conclusions for appropriate code assignments. Patient charts provide a comprehensive mix of documentation (e.g., lab results, radiology reports, progress notes, consults, surgeries, etc.) to give coders real world experience on basic through complex cases. Coding Mentor reveals the traps that can lead to unacceptable coding and provides rationales that support coding which will pass audit reviews. Coders at different skill levels (novice, intermediate, advanced) are each presented with 25 cases designed to test their thinking and their assignment of ICD-9-CM codes, POA indicators and MS-DRGs. This is book does not contain answers.

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Patricia Bower-Jernigan, RHIA, is the Director of System Wide Hospital Coding at the Allina Hospitals and Clinics, based in Minneapolis, MN. She has extensive experience in planning, coordinating, and facilitating inpatient and outpatient coding and coding education. She is a member of the AHA Central Office on ICD-9-CM Coding Clinic editorial advisory board and active in many associations.

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