May 13, 2019
Written by: Karen Prescott Adkins, CPC, CPC-I, CSS-P Available from: www.optum360coding.com Price: $99.95 (eBook available)
Unlike other medical dictionaries, the Coders' Dictionary helps you understand healthcare terminology from a coding and revenue perspective. This unique dictionary was developed to meet the specific needs of medical coders, HIM professionals, billing and reimbursement specialists, analysts, students, adjudicators and more. The intention of this book is not to provide definitions for all conceivable medical terms, but instead to focus on definitions that may confound a coder or a biller. Subsequently, while a certain basic level of medical terminology knowledge is presumed of a coder, the Coders' Dictionary is continuing to include common medical abbreviations and anatomical definitions particularly with the implementation of ICD-10. Unlike more traditional medical dictionaries, this book lays the groundwork for understanding from a coding perspective, enhancing the ability to interpret a medical record and more accurately code a claim.
Features and benefits
New and updated definitions and terms. New and updated edition of Coders' Dictionary.
Clinical and healthcare definitions. In an easy-to-use, alphabetic listing easily locate essential clinical and administrative terms and definitions to assist you in the coding, billing, reimbursement and analytics processes.
Essential clinical terms with code assignments. Over 2,000 terms and their definitions identify the associated CPT®, HCPCS, or ICD-10 term for easy code lookup in your coding tools.
Illustrations. Detailed illustrations accompany medical terminology to enhance understanding of the definition.
Clinical documentation improvement (CDI). Quickly access definitions for terms used in medical documentation, providing a better understanding of the services provided.