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General Surgery Book/Companion

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    I'm looking for a book to help me with general surgery coding- one that is super easy to understand and that explains the procedures on what the physician is doing so I know what it is I'm looking for when coding. Any ideas or thoughts??? I've heard of contexo media but I'm not sure which to buy? Thanks for any help!


    Brooke Bierman, CPC, CPB
    Coding & Billing Manager
    2014 President AAPC Des Moines Chapter

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    I use a Ingenix coding companion. It is super helpful! I think they are now changing their name to Optum insight. The super coder companion books look good but I have never seen one in person.

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    Hey thank you for catching my 25 modifier on that E/M question lol! I completely spaced it. I like the ingenix stuff too- and yep, they went to Optum Insight already too. Someone told me about coding books with 'plain english' in them or something? I wish they made a general surgery coding for dummies book because that's what I need.


    Brooke Bierman, CPC, CPB
    Coding & Billing Manager
    2014 President AAPC Des Moines Chapter

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    I think it is pretty straightforward. They explain what is done and how. It even includes a list of CCI edits for medicare and the most common icd-9s for the cpt

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    I will check it out Thank you!


    Brooke Bierman, CPC, CPB
    Coding & Billing Manager
    2014 President AAPC Des Moines Chapter

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