Medical Coding For Non-Coders delivers a valuable introduction to medical coding for those in healthcare who need to understand the process of coding, but do not need the level of specificity required to become a coding professional. In today's ever-growing, complex healthcare system, it is imperative that all healthcare professionals have a basic understanding of the coding process. This book explains how the documentation they supply impacts the coding process, healthcare data, and reimbursement as a whole. New to This Edition Provides information on the transition to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10 -PCS Updated for the most recent coding rules and regulations Updated appendices include the AHIMA code of ethics, and the process for querying physicians Key Features Presents a coding overview in an easy-to-understand format, detailing the impact of coding on reimbursement, compliance, and fraud and abuse. Provides a short overview of the coding systems, including information on the transition to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. Provides an overview of the process of coding including what causes delays from patient admission to final billing of the visit. Addresses basic, yet critical questions such as: What does a coder require to provide accurate coded data? How is a medical record converted to coded data? How are codes assigned? How is coded data used?