Combining the basics of coding, insurance, and reimbursement in one concise text, Adams' Coding and Reimbursement: A Simplified Approach, 4th Edition looks at the big picture of medical billing and coding and shows how it fits into the physician reimbursement system. Clearly organized, full-color chapters guide you through the entire coding and claims process, detailing coding rules and applications, insurance guidelines, and the reimbursement system. Realistic, hands-on practice helps you apply what you've learned. Written by medical insurance, billing, and coding expert Wanda Adams, this edition includes the latest ICD-9-CM and CPT codes, a new chapter on HCPCS coding, and a new chapter preparing you for the 2013 transition to ICD-10-CM.
Hybrid approach to coding and insurance shows how coding, claims submission, and reimbursement go hand in hand.
Coding exercises teach you how to correctly code using the ICD-9-CM and CPT manuals.
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Test Your Knowledge
questions within each chapter help you assess your strengths and weaknesses and prepare for exams.
and Claim It! program on the companion Evolve website familiarizes you with a professional coding claim interface and provides practice with actual patient cases.
New to this Edition
NEW ICD-10-CM Diagnostic Coding chapter prepares you for the 2013 transition to ICD-10.
NEW HCPCS Coding System chapter provides an overview of the HCPCS system and its applications.
Coding exercises and examplesinclude both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes, in preparation for the 2013 transition to ICD-10.