CPC Certification Study Guide

  • AUTHORS: American Academy of Professional Coders; Deborah Grider; G. John Verhovshek
  • ISBN-13: 9781111544843 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 450 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2011     Published
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Overview

About The Product

The 2011 CPC® CERTIFICATION STUDY GUIDE delivers a comprehensive review for students preparing to take the AAPC CPC Certification exam. Beginning with a complete summary of the business of medicine, the study guide ensures students have a solid understanding of the medical office and the role the coder plays in the medical office. This study guide covers ICD-9-CM guidelines using real-life examples and each body system is reviewed, including coverage of the anatomy, related diagnosis coding, CPT® coding, HCPCS Level II coding, and modifiers. The end-of-chapter questions are modeled after those on the actual certification exam to help students thoroughly prepare, while operative notes for them to code provide a brief practicum experience. Finally, the 2011 CPC® Certification Study Guide contains additional testing techniques and a 35-question practice exam for students to put their skills to the test.

Features

  • Reviews diagnostic coding guidelines using real-life examples.
  • A thorough review of anatomy and medical terminology facilitates a solid understanding of accurate medical coding.
  • Comprehensive coverage of anatomy, diagnosis, CPT®, HCPCS Level II, and modifiers as they relate to each system equips students with a better understanding of how all of the pieces fit together.
  • Each chapter ends with certification exam type questions to help better prepare students for the CPC certification exam.
  • The STUDY GUIDE is packed with helpful testing techniques--equipping students with additional tools to help them do their best during their certification exam.
  • The 35-question practice exam at the end of the study guide is designed to mimic the CPC certification exam, allowing students one final opportunity to test their understanding before they sit for the real exam.

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • American Academy of Professional Coders

    The American Academy of Professional Coders was founded in 1988 to provide education and professional certification to physician-based medical coders, as well as to elevate the standards of medical coding by providing student training, certification and ongoing education, networking and job opportunities. AAPC has a worldwide membership base topping 110,000-more than 78,000 of whom are certified. The quality of AAPC certifications coupled with the strength in its membership numbers offers certified AAPC members credibility in the workforce-as well as higher wages.

  • Deborah Grider

    Deborah Grider, president and CEO of AAPC, has been involved in health care for 30 years and speaks across the country about compliance, coding, and reimbursement. She has worked with many physicians nationally on coding, reimbursement, compliance, and regulatory issues across many specialties. She also has specialized in medical chart audits, practice management, and coding consulting. Past president of the AAPC National Advisory Board, Grider is certified by the AAPC and the American Health Information Management Association and served on the CPT Editorial Panel representing AAPC. She is the author of numerous coding publications for the American Medical Association, including Principles of ICD-9-CM Coding, 4e, Coding with Modifiers, 3e, Medical Record Chart Auditor, 3e, and ICD-10-CM Implementation Guide, Making the Transition Managable. She also wrote the Certified Professional Coder-Hospital™ Study Guide and the Professional Medical Coding Curriculum-Hospital for the American Academy of Professional Coders.

  • G. John Verhovshek

    G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC, is Director of Editorial Development and a Managing Editor for the AAPC. As a writer, editor, researcher, and educator, he has covered coding, compliance, and health care business-related topics for the past 10 years. He is the primary author of The Part B Insider's Survival Guide (2006-2008), General Surgery Specialty Study Guide (2007), Complete 2011 ICD-9-CM Coding Updates, and other book titles, and a contributor to over a dozen national periodicals, including Outpatient Surgery, SurgiStrategies, Medical Practice Management, and the AAPC's Coding Edge.

Table of Contents

Preface.
Introduction.
1. The Business of Medicine.
Coding as a Profession. The Hierarchy of Providers. The Different Types of Payers. Understanding RBRVS. Medical Necessity. The Need for Privacy and Security. Fraud and Abuse. The Need for Compliance Rules and Audits. The OIG Work Plan. What the AAPC will do for you. Chapter Review Questions.
2. Terminology and Anatomy Review.
Introduction. Medical Terminology. Integumentary System. Musculoskeletal System. Cardiovascular System. Lymphatic System. Respiratory System. Digestive System. Urinary System. Reproductive Systems. Nervous System. Endocrine System. Hematologic (Hemic) System. Immune System. Chapter Review Questions.
3. ICD-9-CM Coding.
4. Introduction to CPT, Surgery Guidelines, HCPCS, and Modifiers.
Introduction to CPT®. National Correct Coding Initiative (CCI). Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS). Sequencing CPT® Codes. CPT® Assistant. CPT® Category II Codes and a Brief Overview of The Physician Quality Reporting Initiative. CPT® Category III Codes. CPT ® Appendices. Surgery Guidelines. HCPCS Level II Codes. Modifiers. Glossary. Chapter Review Questions.
5. Integumentary System.
Introduction. Anatomy and Medical Terminology. ICD-9-CM Coding. CPT® Coding. HCPCS Coding. Modifiers. Glossary. Chapter Review Questions.
6. Musculoskeletal System.
Introduction. Anatomy and Medical Terminology. ICD-9-CM Coding. CPT® Coding. HCPCS Coding. Modifiers. Glossary. Chapter Review Questions.
7. Respiratory, Hemic, Lymphatic, Mediastinum, Diaphragm.
Introduction. Anatomy and Medical Terminology. ICD-9-CM Coding. CPT® Coding. HCPCS Level II Coding. Modifiers. Glossary. Chapter Review Questions.
8. Cardiovascular System.
Introduction. Anatomy and Medical Terminology. ICD-9-CM Coding. CPT® Coding. HCPCS Level II Coding. Modifiers. Glossary. Chapter Review Questions.
9. Digestive System.
Introduction. Anatomy and Medical Terminology. ICD-9-CM Coding. CPT® Coding. HCPCS Level II Coding. Modifiers. Glossary. Chapter Review Questions.
10. Urinary System and Male Genital System.
Introduction. Anatomy and Medical Terminology. ICD-9-CM Coding. CPT® Coding. HCPCS Level II Coding. Modifiers. Glossary. Chapter Review Questions.
11. Reproductive Systems, Female Genital System, and Maternity.
Introduction. Anatomy and Medical Terminology. ICD-9-CM Coding. CPT® Coding. HCPCS Level II Coding. Modifiers. Glossary. Chapter Review Questions.
12. Endocrine System and Nervous System.
Introduction. Anatomy and Medical Terminology. ICD-9-CM Coding. CPT® Coding. HCPCS Level II Coding. Modifiers. Glossary. Chapter Review Questions.
13. Eye and Ocular Adnexa, Auditory Systems.
Introduction. Anatomy and Medical Terminology. ICD-9-CM Coding. CPT® Coding. HCPCS Level II Coding. Modifiers. Glossary. Chapter Review Questions.
14. Anesthesia.
Introduction. Types of Anesthesia. Anesthesia Providers. Anesthesia Coding Terminology. Postoperative Pain Management. ICD-9-CM Coding. CPT® Coding. HCPCS Level II Modifiers. Anesthesia-Related Teaching Rules. Glossary. Chapter Review Questions.
15. Radiology.
Introduction. Anatomy and Medical Terminology. ICD-9-CM Coding. CPT® Coding. HCPCS Level II Coding. Modifiers. Glossary. Chapter Review Questions.
16. Pathology/Laboratory.
Introduction. Anatomy and Medical Terminology. ICD-9-CM Coding. CPT® Coding. HCPCS Level II Coding. Modifiers. Glossary. Chapter Review Questions.
17. Evaluation and Management.
Introduction. Anatomy and Medical Terminology. ICD-9-CM Coding. CPT® Coding. HCPCS Level II Coding. Modifiers. Glossary. Chapter Review Questions.
18. Medicine.
Introduction. Anti-Infective Immunizations. Vaccines and Toxoids. Psychiatry. Biofeedback. Dialysis and End Stage Renal Disease Services. Noninvasive Vascular Diagnostic Studies. Allergy and Immunology. Medical Genetics and Genetic Counseling Services. Central Nervous System Assessments/Tests. Hydration, Therapeutic, Prophylactic, Diagnostic Injections/Infusions and Chemotherapy, Highly Complex Drugs or Highly Complex Biologic Agent Administration. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Education and Training for Patient Self-Management. Non-Face-to-Face Nonphysician Services. Special Services, Procedures, and Reports. Other Services and Procedures. Home Health Procedures and Services. Home Infusion Procedures. Medication Therapy Services. Glossary. Chapter Review Questions.
Testing Techniques.
Test Your Knowledge (35 Questions).

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