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Principles of CPT Coding, ninth edition

Principles of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding: E-Book

Edition/Year: ninth
Publisher: AMA
e-Book,  856 pages
ISBN#: 978-1-62202-552-7
Item#: EB501016
Authors: American Medical Association

Principles of CPT® Coding, ninth edition: e-Book (Non-printable)

List Price: $74.95
AMA Member: $54.95


Principles of CPT® Coding, ninth edition, is a best-selling resource that provides education on CPT® billing and guidelines. It offers valuable training on how to code correctly with CPT.

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The newest edition of this best-selling educational resource contains the essential information needed to understand all sections of the CPT codebook but now boasts inclusion of multiple new chapters and a significant redesign.

The ninth edition of Principles of CPT® Coding is now arranged into two parts:

  • CPT and HCPCS coding
  • An overview of documentation, insurance, and reimbursement principles

Part 1 provides a comprehensive and in-depth guide for proper application of service and procedure codes and modifiers for which this book is known and trusted. A staple of each edition of this book, these revised chapters detail the principles behind proper code selection for each section of the codebook. Part 2 consists of new chapters that explain the connection between and application of accurate coding, NCCI edits, and HIPAA regulations to documentation, payment, insurance, and fraud and abuse avoidance.

The new full-color design offers readers of the illustrated ninth edition a more engaging and far better educational experience.

  • New content! New chapters covering documentation, NCCI edits, HIPAA, payment, insurance, and fraud and abuse principles build the reader’s awareness of these inter-related and interconnected concepts with coding
  • New appendix! CMS '95 and '97 guidelines for E/M coding
  • New learning and design features
    • Vocabulary terms highlighted within the text and defined within the margins that conveniently aid readers in strengthening their understanding of medical terminology
    • "Advice/Alert Notes" that highlight important information, exceptions, salient advice, cautionary advice regarding CMS, NCCI edits, and/or payer practices
    • Call outs to "Clinical Examples" that are reminiscent of what is found in the AMA publications CPT® Assistant, CPT® Changes and CPT® Case Studies
    • "Case Examples" peppered throughout the chapters that can lead to valuable class discussions and help build understanding of critical concepts
    • Code call outs within the margins that detail a code description
    • Full color photos and illustrations that orient readers to the concepts being discussed
    • Single-column layout for ease of reading and note-taking within the margins
    • Exercises that are Internet-based or linked to use of the AMA CPT® QuickRef app that encourage active participation and develop coding skills
    • Hands-on coding exercises that are based on real-life case studies and redacted medical documentation
  • New and extensive end-of-chapter "Evaluate Your Understanding" sections that include open ended questions, true-or-false questions, a terminology assessment, hands-on case studies based on real-life scenarios for coding, Internet-based exercises, and questions paired exclusively to the new AMA CPT® QuickRef app
  • New educator resources that include an instructor's manual, chapter slide presentations, test bank, and mock certification exams
  • New binding that allows for lay-flat display of pages when the book is in use and easy recognition of the title when the book is shelved
  • Updated "Coding Tips" and "Examples" that highlight and clarify content and increase understanding, respectively
  • Updates that reflect the 2017 CPT code set (The intent of this resource is to explain the underlying fundamental principles behind CPT coding and should not be used as a substitution for the latest edition of CPT Professional)

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The Principles of CPT Coding, 9e includes new materials to expand resources for instructors and ensure that they are successful in presenting all course work. The following materials are part of the Instructor Resources:

  • Instructor’s Manual includes section overviews for each chapter, teaching notes, and lesson plans
  • PowerPoint Slides can be used to reinforce key concepts to engage students through visual learning
  • Test Bank includes 1000+ questions in a variety of formats and the answer keys and rationales for all 1000+ questions
  • Mock Certification Exams can be used to assess students’ preparedness for certification and/or their overall understanding of terminology, CPT codes, anatomy, reimbursement, patient manage-ment, and ICD-10-CM codes

Instructor resources are available to verified instructors. Please contact Amanda Brothers at to receive access.

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