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2013 Procedural Coding Expert

2013 Procedural Coding Expert

Official AMA CPT® codes and descriptions paired with CMS’s rules and guidelines
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Procedural Coding Expert
ISBN: 978-1-937348-33-5
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Note: This book CAN NOT be used for AAPC certification exams.

This expert edition procedural coding book contains AMA's CPT® codes and is designed for a coder’s daily work—not the classroom or AAPC’s credentialing exams.  Physician practices, outpatient hospitals, and ASCs will benefit from this single, easy-to-navigate resource that arranges codes in a design known to speed coding, billing, and reimbursement. You’ll also find a comprehensive listing of annual code additions/changes/deletions/reinstatements in the appendix, new code icons and notes, plus reimbursement information and mid-year changes not found in the AMA’s CPT® books.

This is THE GUIDE for anyone who is serious about the reimbursement process.
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Key features and Benefits:

  • Resequenced CPT® code alerts. Identify the AMA’s new code “resequencing” at a glance with our specific instructions, color bars, and brackets.
  • Interventional radiology guidance. Access an appendix of illustrations showing interventional radiology vascular families for more accurate radiology coding.
  • Headings with detailed subheadings. Locate CPT® codes quickly.
  • Medically Unlikely Edits (MUEs) appendix. Improve claims accuracy by ensuring CMS compliance through easy-to-access codes and their associated MUE units.
  • Brand-name vaccinations associated with CPT® codes. Aid accurate coding for medications with this helpful reference.
  • Extensive user-friendly index. Find codes in a flash with the most accurate and expansive index of any CPT® coding resource with terms listed in a variety of ways.
  • PQRI icons and appendix. Link codes and their associated quality measure for reporting to Medicare.
  • Code-specific definitions, rules, and references. Reference comprehensive information compiled from the AMA, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Ingenix, and other sources to assist with accurate coding and speed reimbursement. 
  • Facility and non-facility RVUs and global/follow-up days. Ensure more accurate reimbursement with attachment to the corresponding code. 
  • Helpful illustrations. Detect anatomical differences in codes with ease. 
  • Medicare coverage rules with icons and Pub. 100 references. Understand which policies apply to CPT® codes prior to claim submission with icons and references for each rule, plus a copy of the applicable policy in the appendix. 
  • Pub. 100s and National Coverage Determinations (NCDs). Access new information that affects coding, including better identification of the national coverage manual. 
  • Modifier icons. Apply modifiers correctly with quick icon identification with the CPT® code. 
  • Spiral binding - lays flat for easy-to-use coding

*CPT® is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association