ICD-10 Trainer: Top Coding Scenarios for CM and PCS

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ICD-10 Trainer: Top Coding Scenarios for CM and PCS

Michelle A. Leppert, CPC

Shelley C. Safian, PhD, MAOM/HSM, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC-I, CHA, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10- CM/PCS Trainer

Hit by a truck? Bit by a duck? There’s an ICD-10-CM code for that, and we’ll help you find it!

Visit our premiere facilities—Stitch ‘Em Up Hospital and Fix ‘Em Up Clinic. Our friendly staff sees illnesses, injuries, and surgeries the length and breadth of ICD-10-CM and PCS. We’ll take you on a tour of ICD-10, from the basic rules and guidelines to the intricacies of brain surgery.

You’ll learn the meanings of the ICD-10-PCS root operations and get the lowdown on key new concepts. And to make sure you don’t suffer from F41.0 (panic attack) at the thought of coding in ICD-10, we’ve included exercises to test your knowledge.

Just remember, whether you’re awake from caffeine abuse or amphetamine use, we’ll show you how to find the ICD-10 code for that!

 

Take a look at the Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Introduction to ICD-10-CM

Chapter 2: ICD-10-CM Chapter-Specific Stories

Chapter 3: Injuries, Poisonings, and Other Consequences

Chapter 4: More Coding Scenarios 

Chapter 5: ICD-10-PCS Guidelines

Chapter 6: ICD-10-PCS Root Operations

Chapter 7: ICD-10-PCS Procedure Stories

 

This book provides:

  • Important concepts for coding the relevant scenarios (e.g., laterality, placeholders, seventh characters, etc.)
  • Practice questions that coders can use to test themselves
  • Training tools to help coders prepare for ICD-10
  • Coding scenarios to help readers learn how to choose codes for all of the important ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS areas

 

After reading this book, coders will be able to:

  • Detail the most significant differences in coding guidelines between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM
  • Build an ICD-10-PCS code using the tables
  • Apply the coding guidelines to correctly assign ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes

 

About the Authors:

Michelle A. Leppert, CPC

Michelle Leppert is a senior managing editor covering coding for HCPro, a division of BLR. After nine years as a newspaper writer and editor, she joined HCPro in 2007. She began writing about outpatient medical coding for JustCoding.com and the newsletter Briefings on APCs in 2009, in addition to obtaining her CPC that same year. She transitioned to covering inpatient coding in 2013, writing for the newsletter Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies and continuing to write for JustCoding.com. She has been writing about ICD-10 for HCPro newsletters and JustCoding.com since 2010. She is the main contributor to the ICD-10 Trainer blog (www.justcoding.com/blogs).

Shelley C. Safian, PhD, MAOM/HSM, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC-I, CHA, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10- CM/PCS Trainer

Shelley Safian is a senior assistant professor who teaches medical billing and insurance coding at Herzing University Online. The Florida Association of Post-secondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC) named Safian Faculty Member of the Year 2006–2007. Herzing College, Winter Park, honored her by naming her 2007 Teacher of the Year, and she was awarded the Faculty Scholarship Award – First Runner Up for the Herzing College System for 2006. She has published numerous books about coding and is one of the outpatient coding experts for HCPro's JustCoding.

 Published: June 2014.