Basic Current Procedural Terminology and HCPCS Coding Exercises strengthens the coding knowledge of students of all levels with skill-building drills and real-world case studies. Students can expect exercises that test knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and clinical concepts through instruction designed to bridge the gap between clinical documentation and coding. An assortment of in-depth case studies includes questions that encourage students to extract information to determine index terms that will lead them to the correct code assignment. Practice identifying key documentation elements to support coding decisions is also included.
The answer key offers solutions to all terminology and clinical concept questions as well as detailed rationales for select coding drills and case studies. Individual coders can use it for self-assessment while instructors can test students’ skills and knowledge. This text acts as a companion to Basic Current Procedural Terminology and HCPCS Coding, 2021.