The Practice Step: Facility-Based Coding Cases, 2012 Edition,
Edition 1
By Carol J. Buck, MS, CPC, CCS-P

Publication Date: 14 Dec 2011

Perfect your coding skills and position yourself for career advancement with real-world facility-based coding practice developed by leading coding educator Carol J. Buck. The Practice Step: Facility-Based Coding Cases, 2012 Edition presents realistic patient cases reflecting both inpatient and outpatient settings to give you the extra practice you need to remain competitive in the medical coding marketplace, learn to code with both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM and prepare for the CCS and CPC-H certification exams.

Key Features

  • More than 100 cases covering all medical specialties provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient coding practice and reflect the latest CCS and CPC-H certification exam outlines.
  • Abstracting questions test your knowledge and critical thinking skills.
  • Visually engaging design makes coding concepts more approachable.
  • Detailed rationales, ICD-9-CM code updates, and practical tips on a companion Evolve website enhance your coding accuracy and help you code more efficiently.

New Features

  • ICD-10-CM codes accompany ICD-9-CM answers for all coding cases to help you prepare for the October 2013 ICD-10-CM implementation date.
About the author
By Carol J. Buck, MS, CPC, CCS-P, Former Program Director, Medical Secretarial Programs, Northwest Technical College, East Grand Forks, MN
Table of Contents

1. Integumentary

Case 1: Excision, Basal Cell Carcinoma

Case 2: Ulcer Repair

Case 3: Ulcer Debridement

Case 4: Dressing Change

Case 5: Split Thickness Skin Graft

Case 6: Flap with Debridement

Case 7: Lesion Excision

Case 8: Incision and Drainage

2. Gastrointestinal

Case 9: Sigmoidoscopy

Case 10: Colonoscopy

Case 11: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

Case 12: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Case 13: Colonoscopy through Colostomy

Case 14: Colonoscopy with Polypectomy

Case 15: Colonoscopy with Polypectomy

Case 16: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)

Case 17: Colonoscopy with Biopsies

3. Nephrology

Case 18: Plasma Exchange

Case 19: Kidney Biopsy

Case 20: Plasma Exchange

Case 21: Kidney Biopsy

Case 22: Central Venous Placement

4. Neurology/Neurosurgery

Case 23: Lumbar Puncture

Case 24: Electroencephalogram Report

Case 25: Carpal Tunnel Release

Case 26: Discectomy

Case 27: Ventricular Puncture

Case 28: Electroencephalogram Report

Case 29: Insertion of Intrathecal Catheter and Pump

5. Obstetric and Gynecologic Surgery and Ophthalmology

Case 30: Hysteroscopy

Case 31: Amniocentesis

Case 32: Dacryocystorhinostomy

Case 33: Blepharoplasty

Case 34: Removal Caruncle

6. Orthopedic

Case 35: Anterior and Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Case 36: Meniscectomy

Case 37: Synovectomy

Case 38: Closed Reduction

Case 39: Arthroplasty

Case 40: Mosaicplasty

Case 41: Arthroscopy

7. Otorhinolaryngology

Case 42: Tympanostomy

Case 43: Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and Tonsillectomy

Case 44: Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

Case 45: Myringotomy and Tympanostomy

Case 46: Septoplasty

Case 47: Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

Case 48: Tonsillectomy

Case 49: Myringotomy

Case 50: Septoplasty and Turbinoplasty

Case 51: Bronchoscopy

Case 52: Nocturnal Polysomnogram Study

Case 53: Walking 02 Desaturation Study

Case 54: Pulmonary Function Study

Case 55: Right Chest Tube Placement

Case 56: Bronchoscopy

Case 57: Swan-Ganz Insertion

8. General Surgery

Case 58: Circumcision

Case 59: Cystoscopy

Case 60: Hernia Repair

Case 61: Removal Dialysis Catheter

Case 62: Catheter Removal

Case 63: Cholangiopancreatogram and Sphincterotomy

Case 64: Cholecystectomy

Case 65: Dissection and Excision Lymph Node

Case 66: Aspiration and Biopsy

9. Emergency Department

Case 67: Neck Pain

Case 68: Back and Abdominal Pain

Case 69: Chest Pain

Case 70: Foot Injury

Case 71: Leg Laceration

Case 72: Left Lower Quadrant Pain

Case 73: Body Ache, Fever and Headache

Case 74: Chest Congestion

Case 75: Hematuria

Case 76: Fall

10. Diagnostic Radiology

Case 77: Ultrasound, Carotid

Case 78: Ultrasound, Pelvic and Transvaginal

Case 79: Ultrasound, Renal

Case 80: Ultrasound, OB

Case 81: Umbilical Arterial Doppler

Case 82: Ultrasound, Fetal

Case 83: Ultrasound, Abdominal

Case 84: Computed Tomography, Groin

Case 85: Computed Tomography, Chest

Case 86: Computer Tomography, Cranial

Case 87: Computer Tomography, Neck

Case 88: Computed Tomography, Neck

Case 89: Computed Tomography, Sinusitis

Case 90: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Forefoot

Case 91: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Renal

Case 92: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Finger

Case 93: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Brain

Case 94: Doppler Study, Arterial

Case 95: X-Ray, Chest

Case 96: X-Ray, Video Pharyngogram

Case 97: X-Ray, Abdomen

11. Interventional Radiology, Radiation Oncology, and Nuclear Medicine

Case 98: Aspiration and Biopsy, Right Hip

Case 99: Insertion Peripheral Catheter

Case 100: Tunneled Catheter

Case 101: Radiation Oncology Treatment Planning

Case 102: Radiation Oncology 3D Simulation

Case 103: Brachytherapy

Case 104: Myocardial Perfusion Scan

Case 105: Nuclear Stress Test

12. Cardiology

Case 106: Cardioversion

Case 107: Pharmacological Nuclear Perfusion Stress Test

Case 108: Echocardiogram

Case 109: Adenosine Myoview Stress Test

Case 110: Stress Test

Case 111: Cardiac Catheterization Report

Case 112: Cardiac Catheterization Report

13. Inpatient Cases

Case 113: Fracture, Hip

Case 114: Arthroplasty

Case 115: Breast Cancer

Case 116: Groin Pain

Appendix: Coding Answers to Patient Cases

Book details
ISBN: 9781455707522
Page Count: 192
Retail Price : £38.99
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