Decoding the Codes: A Comprehensive Guide to ICD, CPT, and HCPCS Coding Systems (Hfma Healthcare Financial Management Series)
- Publish Date: 1998-01-13
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Alex Toth
Written by healthcare consultant Alex Toth, Decoding the Codes is the only manual to encompass a thorough explanation of the content, format and utility of all of the coding systems for all clinical specialties, including acute and long-term care. Decoding the Codes also gives pedagogical examples and learning exercises. Actual clinical documentation, objectives, and exercises allows the medical records and patient account directors to retain key concepts needed to understand the coding system. Decoding the Codes will help you take the mystery out of the coding system by giving you an explanation of each alpha and numeric code; a clearer picture on how each code effects reimbursement; and a perfect compendium to ICD, CPT and HCPCS coding books. Whether you are a nurse, physician or coding specialist, knowing every number, letter and decimal point of over 36,000 codes seems impossible. Decoding the Codes will give you an edge in understanding the codes so you can receive full reimbursement.