BC readers can enjoy a 10% discount if you order by July 30th and use code BC06 when ordering.This is an excellent resource for the coders in the office. The Complete Coder's Manual has six sections - Introduction to the coding system, E/M Services, ICD-9 Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, Preventative Services, Introduction to HCPCS and General Principles of Medical Record Documentation. A preface to the book covers the coding changes for 2006.
Each section is well laid out and provides a lot of information written in concise, easy to read paragraphs. Any issues that are related to the sections are highlighted and brought to the reader's attention so that common coding and billing problems can be avoided.
The reader will find coding conventions throughout the book. Coding scenarios and problems are also supplied with simple breakdowns for easier understanding.
Overall, The Complete Coder's Manual is what it says on the front cover - "A comprehensive guide to correct coding and billing for health care organizations."