Medical Coding in the Real World

Medical Coding in the Real World
3rd Ed.
Copyright ©2022 by the American Health Information Management Association.
Elizabeth Roberts, MA Ed, CCS, CPC, CRC
ISBN-13: 978-1-58426-797-3
eISBN-13: 978-1-58426-798-0
Coding & Classification, Allied Health, Basic Sciences, Healthcare Informatics, Nursing Education


Medical Coding in the Real World, Third Edition, combines the intricacies of medical coding in ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT®, and HCPCS code sets. This text offers accessible instruction on how to correctly identify, select, and apply codes to the health record in a real-world setting. Each chapter focuses on a specialty and builds in complexity from topic to topic. It provides a natural progression that allows students to learn the coding process intuitively and organically. Chapters contain coding exercises ranging in difficulty from simple to complex, case studies to code, and required billing forms to complete.

Key Features:

  • • New warm-ups and cool-downs exercises for all chapters
  • • Completely updated coding material for ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT®, and HCPCS code sets across a variety of specialty areas
  • • Helpful elements including Key to Success boxes, There’s a Code for That exercises, and Putting It All Together sections to aid in student comprehension
  • • End-of-chapter case studies guide readers through each step of the coding process, from abstracting the health record to searching the code book and, ultimately, selecting the correct code
  • • Full-color imagery includes surgical illustrations, code book snippets, and learning aids to help students visualize complex coding concepts
  • • Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) coding references incorporated throughout the textbook

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