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Professional Review Guide for CCS Exam, 2014 Edition, 1st Edition

  • includes Premium Website Printed Access Card
  • Patricia Schnering
  • ISBN-10: 128573548X
  • ISBN-13: 9781285735481
  • 792 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2013, 2012
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Help students take their careers to the next level with PROFESSIONAL REVIEW GUIDE FOR THE CCS® EXAMINATION, 2014 EDITION! A thoroughly updated text forms the foundation of this comprehensive learning package, while a variety of interactive tools give learners hands-on practice in the formats they want most. The reader-friendly text meets all requirements set by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) for the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exam, including current code sets, procedures, standards, electronic medical records, HIPAA and other laws, and discussions about the 2014 switchover from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM. The ideal resource for HIM professionals in hospitals and clinical environments everywhere, PROFESSIONAL REVIEW GUIDE FOR THE CCS® EXAMINATION, 2014 EDITION helps readers master skills through online quizzing, flashcards, coding case studies, discussion questions, study tips, and several mock exams.

Features

  • Modern Standards: The most current information available provides the essential guidance readers need with regard to electronic medical records, HIPAA requirements, current laws and standards, and updates to the ICD-10-CM for diagnosis codes and ICD-10-PCS for procedure codes.

  • Mapped Competencies: Abundant questions focus on American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) competencies covered on the CCS examination, and map to the readings to familiarize students with the exam's format and focus.

  • Study Choices: Students control the way they learn using text and online features designed to grow their knowledge, develop hands-on skills, and build confidence for success on the job.

  • Unmatched Test Prep: A variety of self-assessment tools prepare students for the certification exam, including recommended resources, general study tips, multiple-choice coding questions, coding case studies for various health settings, highly realistic mock examinations, a case study coding review, and competency maps to help students target their efforts and assess progress.

Reviews

"I do recommend this book to colleagues for adoption in their coding certificate programs and to individuals studying for the CCS examination. The review book is well organized and describes the necessary content areas the learner needs to study. The general and specific questions provide what is expected on the examination."
— Marie T. Conde, HIT Program Director and Instructor, City College of San Francisco, CA

About the 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 has served on committees and the board of directors. She earned the FHIMA Literary Award in 2000 and 2006. In addition to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Florida, she holds an Associate of Science in Health Information Technology from St. Petersburg College.

Table of Contents

1. Examination Study Strategies and Resources.
2. Coding Review.
3. Health Data Content, Requirements, and Standards.
4. Medical Science.
5. Classification Systems and Secondary Data Sources.
6. Medical Billing and Reimbursement Systems.
7. ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PSC Coding.
8. CPT Coding.
9. CCS Case Study Coding Review.
10. CCS Case Study Coding Review Answer Key.
11. CCS Mock Examinations for Section 1 and Section 2.
12. CCS Mock Examination for Section 3: Coding Cases.
13. CCS Mock Examination Section 3 Answer Key.
Appendix A: Pharmacology.
Appendix B: Laboratory Testing.
Appendix C: Official ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PSC Coding Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.
Evaluation Form.

New to this edition

  • 2014 Updates: Information about the changes to ICD-9 diagnosis and procedure codes helps readers prepare for the ICD 10 switchover in October 2014, as well the 2014 AHIMA CCS® exam.
  • New Hospital Classifications: Current information about MS-DRGs keeps students abreast of changes in the coding practices of hospitals and other clinical settings.
  • More Procedures: Updated CPT coding information delivers the terminology coding professionals must understand to report medical procedures and services to insurance companies.
  • Updated Questions: New and enhanced practice questions cover all changes to the CCS® exam, including all key competencies.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

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Student Supplements

Premium Web Site 1-Year Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285735560 | ISBN-13: 9781285735566)

The Premium Website is a password-protected Student Companion Site that provides additional course content, study aids, and sample test questions to help you succeed in the course. Many Premium Websites also contain critical-thinking questions, activities, and web links.