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Professional Review Guide for the CCS Examination, 2013 Edition (Book Only) Paperback – January 18, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-1133607328 ISBN-10: 1133607322 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 1 edition (January 18, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1133607322
  • ISBN-13: 978-1133607328
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #989,424 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1. Examination Study Strategies and Resources. 2. Coding Review. 3. Health Data Content, Requirements, and Standards. 4. Medical Science. 5. Classification Systems and Secondary Data Sources. 6. Medical Billing and Reimbursement Systems. 7. ICD-9-CM Coding. 8. CPT Coding. 9. CCS Case Study Coding Review. 10. CCS Case Study Coding Review Answer Key. 11. CCS Mock Examinations for Section 1 and Section 2. 12. CCS Mock Examination for Section 3: Coding Cases. 13. CCS Mock Examination Section 3 Answer Key. Appendix A: Pharmacology. Appendix B: Laboratory Testing. Appendix C: Official ICD-9-CM Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Evaluation Form. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Patricia Schnering is an adjunct instructor of HIM at St. Petersburg College, and serves on its advisory board. In addition to experience as an HIM supervisor and consultant, she is the founder and owner of PRG Publishing Inc., where she published the first Professional Review Guides. Ms. Schering has served as president of GCHIMA and on FHIMA's board of directors, where she twice received the FHIMA Literary Award. She is also a member of AHIMA and the Assembly on Education (AOE). In addition to a B.S.in business administration from the University of South Florida, she is a graduate of the health information management program at St. Petersburg College, and holds both CCS and RHIA certifications.

Customer Reviews

This a a Great study guide and I passed my CCS exam after using this study guide book.
Cheryl Thompson
The class was tough work at first because I did not have a medical background BUT if I can do it with my 50 year old brain SO CAN YOU!
Will
If you skip that part you are missing a great review of coding sequence and guidelines.
maureen garrette

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Will on December 20, 2013
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This is a well organized, well written book that has become a "must have" resource in my preparing for the CCS Exam! Whether you are a new career changer with no medical background, like myself, or just starting your career, this book is money well spen!, I am almost finished with my Medical Coding class and plan to take the CCS exam in March/ April 2014. The class was tough work at first because I did not have a medical background BUT if I can do it with my 50 year old brain SO CAN YOU! Here is a little advice:
1) Buy the PROFESSIONAL editions of CPT and ICD-9-CM books. The color coded sections of the professional editions, versus the black and white lettering in the standard editions, will be a night and day difference in helping you differentiate listings and find codes faster. Also, the color illustrations help in visualizing some of the procedures. The really bad down side is that the ICD-9 professional book is printed on really thin paper so careful turning the pages. (I purchased the standard version and sent it back after comparing it with the professional edition).
2) Order the Professional Review Guide for the CCS Examination 2013 Edition today!!! The book provides a well-rounded exam review covering CPT and ICD-9 procedures; and has test questions for Coding Review, Health Data Content an Standards, Medical Science, Medical Billing and Reimbursement Systems and Medical Case Study. In addition, the book provides ANSWERS for each section so you can check your knowledge. Also, there is an expanded explanation in the answer key area for several questions. An access code insert is included that provides FREE online access to Delmar Cengage Learning for the Professional Review Guide for the CCS Examination 2013.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jerusha Weston on February 23, 2014
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While the book has led me through many areas that I needed to review, I kept finding errors. Granted some of the "errors" I found were cleared up by going through coding clinics - but, others I can find no source or reasoning for. I wish there was some source on line for updates or corrections. For example, Case Study 1 has the primary dx as neutropenic sepsis secondary to chemotherapy. The answer key has the 1st code as 038.9 (infectious, other bacterial, unspecified septicemia) with 995.93 (non-infectious sepsis). The code 1st underlying condition is supposed to be a noninfectious code. Per CC 2008, 4Q, Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting: "The systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) can develop as a result of certain non-infectious disease processes, such as trauma, malignant neoplasm, or pancreatitis. When SIRS is documented with a noninfectious condition, and no subsequent infection is documented, the code for the underlying condition, such as an injury, should be assigned, followed by code 995.93, Systemic inflammatory response syndrome due to noninfectious process without acute organ dysfunction..." There are several other problems - but there's not enough room to write them here. In the end, I've had to do a lot of research on many questions because I can't trust the answer key's in this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By LaShon on July 20, 2013
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I gave this guide five stars because of its thoroughness and explanation of answers. I am also impressed on how it has mock exams similar to that of the AHIMA CCS exam.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By maureen garrette on March 8, 2013
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I found this study guide to be helpful...especially the coding review. If you skip that part you are missing a great review of coding sequence and guidelines. I will be taking the CCS exam in May. Pass rate is 47% Yikes!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By SUSANA LANZA on February 18, 2014
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At first, I liked the questions and the references used to explain the reasoning to the answers. The problem is there are more than a few mistakes that concur with these. I found a couple of outdated codes and incorrect codes in it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jamie H. on September 21, 2013
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Terrific guide. Easy to use and follow. Received quickly and very pleased with my purchase. Recommend this study guide. Great
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Curious Lil Cat on January 25, 2015
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For those going through the physical and mental torture of studying for the AHIMA CCS exam, I'd recommend this guide. It has a lot of scenarios and plenty of exercises for each type of patient scenario. I find it particularly helpful for those of you who are in school, just finished school or are currently a coder but have yet to move up to more complex levels of coding. There are a lot of guides out there and this is one of the best. It has a ton of resources and will set you up for success. I purchased the RHIT Professional Review Guide from the same company (it was part of the list of required books during my last semester in the Health Information Management A.S. program) and passed on my first go. I have yet to take my CCS (thanks to a medical emergency and the testing freeze that took place in late March 2014), but I will resume studying with this as a primary resource. Review the coding guidelines, go through the whole book, and revisit any areas that you didn't do at least 80% or better on. That way you can spend your time focusing on your weaker areas (Medical Terminology, Anatomy Physiology, Medications, Disease Process, etc.). No book will ever give you questions and scenarios straight from the test, but this book will review general areas and scenarios that may be on the test that way you can work your way through them instead of freaking out.
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