Medical Coding

Medical Coding

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Medical Coding: What It Is and How It Works is the first book to provide an overview of the evolution of medical coding and all the various coding systems. For those contemplating a career in the coding field, this book is ideal as a basic orientation.Your sore throat diagnosis, aquot;strep pharyngitis, aquot; is assigned to a category code number by a two-step process (Fig. 2-2): 1) The main term or noun, aquot;pharyngitis, aquot; is located in the alphabetical part of ICD-9-CM, the Index to Diseases; the subterm or adjective ... (phlegmonous) (pneumococcal) (pseudomembranous) ( simple) (staphylococcal) (subacute) (suppurative) (ulcerative) (viral) 462 with influenza, anbsp;...

Title:Medical Coding
Author:Patricia Aalseth
Publisher:Jones & Bartlett Learning - 2005-07


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