Importance of coding guidlines

This week?? You will research the coding guidelines and why they are important and key to being a good coder.

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Pay special attention to any introduction to the coding guidelines. how the coding guidelines are organized in each

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??respond to the following questions:

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  • Why are coding guidelines used?
  • Where are they found in each code book?( ICD-10-CM professional physicains, ICD-10 PCS, CPT coding book)
  • When are the guidelines used?
  • Why do coding guidelines help a coder become successful?

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Next research responses to the following questions.

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  • Why are coding guidelines so important?
  • How is coding evolving?

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You will need to use at least three sources. Use at least one source from an academic journal and one from AHIMA. Your third source can be from a resource of your choosing. Be sure to use credible sources. You will also need to cite your sources on a reference page using APA format.

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