If there’s one thing that’s crucial for a successful education, it’s an inquisitive mind. As Dr. Seuss once wrote:
“The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you’ll go.”
For medical coding students, this is no different. But what else is needed when it comes to a medical coding education? You need an inquisitive mind, yes, but you also need the right books. In fact, you need three very specific books if you want to pass the certification exam.
The good news? Not only are we going to list the books every medical coding student needs below, we’re also going to give you a link for 35% off the 2019 edition of these books if you sign up for one of our in-person or online courses!
Without further adieu, here are the books you need:
1. CPT AMA Professional
Learn the ins and outs of medical coding and billing procedures and services with the CPT AMA Professional. Crucial for any new medical coder, it was created “with the assistance of physicians representing all specialties of medicine, and with important contributions from many third-party payers and government organizations.” We recommend the PART – Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) 2019 Professional Edition version of this book.
This books helps you select diagnosis codes and is fully colored. You’ll learn the most accurate billing and reimbursement codes for medical services — both in physician offices and out-patient settings. We recommend the Buck’s 2019 ICD-10-CM Physician Edition, as it comes with “durable spiral binding, and includes a companion website with the latest coding news and updates.”
3. HCPCS Level II
A reference guide for the latest HCPCS codes, this book will “help you comply with coding regulations, confidently locate specific codes, manage reimbursement for supplies, report patient data, code Medicare cases, and more.” There are even dental codes, surgical codes and illustrations. We recommend the Buck’s version of this book as well.
Again, Medical Coding Academy students get a 35% discount on the above books, so be sure to sign up for the three-day course or MCA Online today.