Introduction to CPT Coding: Basic Principles to Learning, Understanding, and Applying the CPT Code Set

Introduction to CPT Coding: Basic Principles to Learning, Understanding, and Applying the CPT Code Set

by American Medical Association

ISBN-10: 1603595317
ISBN-13: 9781603595315
Publisher: American Medical Association
Edition: 1 - 2011

Book Description
CPTr coding education straight from the source! The AMA, the expert in CPT coding, offers this new publication on the Introduction to CPTr Coding: Basic principles to learning, understanding and applying the CPT code set. This entry-level coding education resource can be used alone or in a classroom setting. Students and self-learners entering the coding and billing field will learn how to appropriately select the correct codes for the services and procedures performed. It is crucial to understand and correctly apply the CPT coding guidelines for each section and subsection of the CPT codebook. This valuable resource addresses the general guidelines for each at the beginner's level, and facilitates comprehension and application of the CPT coding guidelines. Each chapter contains valuable features to provide further educational guidance on appropriate coding, such as: * Check your Knowledge -- questions and answers to test your comprehension of the material * Key Terms -- defines fundamental terms used within the text for ease of use * Coding Tips -- helpful information listed throughout each chapter * Illustrations -- specific to the anatomy of the procedures and codes * "Real-life" coding examples -- teach you how to apply your new skills * Chapter exercises-- hands-on exercises challenge your knowledge of each chapter Whether you are a student or a self-learner, this book will teach you the essentials of CPT coding, and help to launch you into the exciting career of coding.