Understanding Coding for the Non-Coder

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Author: Susan Garrison
Affiliation: American Medical Association
Publisher: American Medical Association
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN 10: 1603593373
ISBN 13: 9781603593373
Edition: 1st
This helpful resource provides a single-source introduction to all aspects of coding and reimbursement to those who are not currently coders. This book is designed for everyone involved in documenting, billing, data archiving and paying medical claims. It explains the interplay coding has to reimbursement, compliance, contract negotiations, adjudication, and risk. It can also be used as an introductory text in coding classes. Each chapter will have examples of medical documentation, bills, and remittance advices to emphasize the content of the chapter. Additional chapters include fraud and abuse as it relates to coding with the final chapter putting it all together explaining how it all impacts each aspect.
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