Professional Review Guide for the CCA Examination, 2012 Edition

  • includes CD-ROM
  • AUTHOR: Patricia Schnering
  • ISBN-13: 9781111643850 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 480 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2012, 2011, 2010
  • ©2013     Published
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Overview

About The Product

The PROFESSIONAL REVIEW GUIDE FOR THE CCA EXAMINATION, 2012 EDITION, is an essential, effective preparation tool for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam. This comprehensive learning package includes a reader-friendly, content-rich text, along with a CD-ROM featuring additional useful resources and interactive study tools. Thorough and up-to-date, this invaluable guide covers critical information to help students pass the exam and prepare for professional success, including material on current code sets and AHIMA standards, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding, electronic medical records, HIPAA requirements, and relevant laws, standards, and procedures. In addition to mock exam questions and detailed answer keys, the guide includes study tips, coding case studies, and quizzes and activities linked to AHIMA competencies to help students hone their skills by assigning codes to diagnoses and procedures for a variety of hospital and physician practice settings.

Features

  • The text features up-to-date information on the latest versions—including recent changes—of key diagnosis and procedure codes covered on the exam, such as the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics' ICD-9-CM and the American Medical Association's current procedural terminology (CPT).
  • The text also provides useful guidance related to recent and ongoing changes in the industry, including electronic medical records, HIPAA requirements, current laws and standards, and the transition to ICD-10-CM for diagnosis codes and ICD-10-PCS for procedure codes, proposed for adoption in the U.S. in 2013.
  • Abundant questions focus on American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) competencies covered on the CCA examination, helping students gain familiarity with the format and focus of the exam while honing their skills in key areas required both for professional certification and career success.
  • The text and CD-ROM provide a variety of tools to help students prepare for the certification exam, including recommended resources, general study tips, multiple-choice coding questions, coding case studies for various health settings, a highly realistic mock examination, a case study coding review, and competency maps in each chapter to help students target their efforts and assess their progress.

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • Patricia Schnering

    Patricia Schnering, RHIA, CCS, is the founder, author, and publisher of Professional Review Guides, Inc., and PRG Publishing, Inc. Previously, she worked as a Health Information Management (HIM) consultant and as an adjunct instructor of HIM at St. Petersburg College. She was also president of her local GCHIMA and a delegate to the FHIMA, where she served on committees and the board of directors, and earned the FHIMA Literary Award in 2000 and 2006. Currently, Patricia serves as a delegate to the FHIMA and on the advisory board at St. Petersburg College. She is a member of AHIMA and the Assembly on Education (AOE). In addition to a BS in Business Administration from the University of South Florida, Patricia holds CCS and RHIA certifications from St. Petersburg College.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.
I. EXAMINATION STUDY STRATEGIES AND RESOURCES.
II. CODING REVIEW.
III. HEALTH DATA CONTENT, REQUIREMENTS, AND STANDARDS.
IV. MEDICAL SCIENCE.
V. CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS AND SECONDARY DATA SOURCES.
VI. ICD-9-CM CODING.
VII. CPT CODING.
VIII. MEDICAL BILLING AND REIMBURSEMENT SYSTEMS.
IX. CCA MOCK QUIZ.
X. CCA MOCK EXAMINATION.
APPENDICES.
APPENDIX A—Pharmacology.
APPENDIX B—Laboratory Testing.
Official ICD-9-CM Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.
(Effective October 1, 2011).
Evaluation Form .
Single user license.
System Requirements.

New to this Edition

  • New information on changes to ICD-9-CM and CPT coding.
  • New questions that provide an overview of changes to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS for students.
  • Updated questions to cover the AHIMA competencies for the CCA Certification Examination.