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Connect Online Access for Medical Coding Certification Exam Preparation

ISBN10: 1260164268 | ISBN13: 9781260164268
By Cynthia Stewart and Cynthia Ward

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Medical Coding Certification Exam Preparation, Second Edition is designed to aid in the review for medical coding certifications, including AAPC’s Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam. While not intended to be an introduction to medical coding, this program provides an extensive review of the topics students need to know for coding certification exams, including coverage of anatomy, medical terminology, and pathophysiology, as well as the concepts, guidelines, and rules of medical coding. Based on their significant teaching experience and affiliations with AAPC, authors Cynthia Stewart and Cynthia Ward bring a fresh approach to preparing for the exam. The program is organized around the principle that students need the means to learn how to analyze cases and how to then translate services, procedures, and diagnoses from those cases into codes. The importance of understanding and knowing how to locate and use the guidelines inherent in the ICD-10, CPT®, and HCPCS coding manuals is emphasized throughout the program with the use of Spotlights and Mentor Coding Tips. Each chapter contains questions similar to those found on the CPC exam. In addition, each of the five units of the book ends with a Unit Exam, meant to be a cumulative review. Finally, the book concludes with a comprehensive practice exam on the use of ICD-10-CM codes.  Additional practice is available through Connect®, McGraw-Hill Education's online assignment and assessment tool.

Medical Coding Certification Exam Preparation: A Comprehensive Guide
Unit One: Fundamental Coding Guidelines
Chapter One: The Certified Professional Coder
Chapter Two: Foundations of ICD-10-CM
Chapter Three: ICD Chapter-Specific Guidelines
Chapter Four: Foundations of CPT
Unit 1 Exam

Unit Two: Coding for Evaluation and Management (E/M), Anesthesia, and Surgery Section
Chapter Five: Evaluation and Management
Chapter Six: Anesthesia
Chapter Seven: Surgery Section
Unit 2 Exam

Unit Three: Coding for Surgical Procedures on Integumentary, Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, and Cardiovascular/Lymphatic Systems
Chapter Eight: Surgery Section: Integumentary System
Chapter Nine: Surgery Section: Musculoskeletal System
Chapter Ten: Surgery Section: Respiratory System
Chapter Eleven: Surgery Section: Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
Unit 3 Exam

Unit Four: Coding for Surgical Procedures on Digestive, Urinary, Male and Female Reproductive Systems, Maternity Care, Nervous System, and Eyes, Ears, and Endocrine System
Chapter Twelve: Surgery Section: Digestive System
Chapter Thirteen: Surgery Section: Urinary System and Male Reproductive System
Chapter Fourteen: Surgery Section: Female Reproductive System and Maternity Care and Delivery
Chapter Fifteen: Surgery Section: Nervous System
Chapter Sixteen: Surgery Section: Eyes, Ears, and Endocrine System
Unit 4 Exam

Unit Five: Coding for Radiology, Pathology/Laboratory, General Medicine, HCPCS Category II and III, and Practice Management
Chapter Seventeen : Radiology
Chapter Eighteen: Pathology/Laboratory
Chapter Nineteen: Medicine
Chapter Twenty: HCPCS Level II: Category II and Category III Codes
Chapter Twenty- One: Practice Management
Unit 5 Exam

Appendix A: Final Exam: ICD-10-CM 

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About the Author

Cynthia Stewart

Cynthia has more than 30 years of experience in the medical profession. In the past 18 years she has applied her knowledge and skills in several capacities, providing coding and billing direction as a billing supervisor, practice manager, senior coding specialist, coding and reimbursement consultant, and revenue cycle systems manager of coding and charge entry. As an educator Cynthia was the Director of the Medical Billing and Coding Specialist and Healthcare Management academic programs at Medtech College, Indianapolis campus, and has provided direction and instruction at Manhattan Area Technical College. She is an AAPC ICD-10-CM trainer and a workshop presenter, and she has provided instruction through her work as a reviewer, contributing author, and research assistant for various coding and billing texts and periodicals.

Cynthia has been a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders since 1998, serving as the President of the Central Indiana chapter in Indianapolis prior to serving as the 2011–2013 National Advisory Board President. She enjoys spending time with her son Adam, daughter Callie, and grandchildren, Keegan, Mady, Jaxson, and Corbyn.

Cynthia Ward

Cynthia Ward has 40 years of experience in the healthcare field. She has worked for dermatology, radiology, and cardiology practices in Indianapolis. Cynthia held the positions of coding supervisor, billing manager, and coding compliance director during her employment with these practices. She has provided instruction and direction as Program Director for the Billing and Coding program at Medtech College, at the Greenwood, Indiana, campus. Cynthia has also consulted with practices and taught residents and medical students and has provided instruction through her work as a reviewer for various coding and billing texts.

Cynthia has been a member of the AAPC since 1996 and was a member of the local chapter advisory board for 10 years. Cynthia lives in Indianapolis with her husband, Bob, a retired special education teacher, and her daughter, Emily.


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