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2021 Official HCPCS Level II Expert Code Book

An essential key to quality measures, durable medical goods, injectable drugs, outpatient surgery, Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and many other codes. Complete with supplementary information for each code, it’s designed for clinical coders as both an easy-to-use office guide and the preferred choice to prepare for all AAPC certification exams.

AAPC's difference means these features:

  • HCC Reporting Guide Receive expert advice regarding HCC reporting in 2021
  • Tabs - Simply flip to the chapter you need, saving you time during your exam or in the office
  • Comprehensive 2021 Code Updates – Stay up to date. AAPC code books will notify you about new, deleted, and changed codes modifiers.
  • More Brand Name Drugs in Table of Drugs - Pairing drugs with codes can be difficult. Simplify the process with easy to understand tables and tips.
  • Modifiers Easier to Find and Use - Modifiers are easy to use and handy to find with a front cover fold-out flap that contain the modifier information you need to code accurately
  • Additional Information for Each Chapter - Included information will help you meet your quota or pass your exam
  • APC Status Indicators and ASC Designation Symbols - Find the codes payable through OPPS, and we’ll help you do it accurately
  • DMEPOS Icon - AAPC books make billing DME easier with supplemental information.
  • In-depth Illustrations - View the various items associated with codes, along with anatomical illustrations.
  • AHA Coding Clinic for HCPCS References - AHA Coding Clinic® not only helps you report supplies and services accurately; it helps you stand up to challenges
  • User-friendly Appendixes - Appendixes have the extra information you want, including the relevant parts of Medicare’s Pub 100
  • Color-coded Bars and Icons - Ask around, no HCPCS Level II books are as color-coded and easy to use as this. With Pub. 100 references, age and sex edits, quantity alerts, new/deleted/revised code changes, and government coverage and rules for each code, the 2021 Official HCPCS Level II Expert Code Book is an essential key.

Note: ebooks CANNOT be used on any AAPC certification exams.

ISBN

9781635277364

Publication Date

31-Dec-20

Number of Pages

768

Weight of Book

3.30 lbs

Book Dimension

9.5 x 11 x 1 inches

Language of Text

English

Binding

Spiral-bound

Format

Softcover

Author

AAPC

Editor

AAPC

Publisher

AAPC

Country/Region of Origin

USA

2021 HCPCS Level II Expert - Sample pages

 

Index

FM

Tabular

Appendix

ICD-10-CM

7pt

8pt

7.5pt

7pt

ICD-10-PCS

8pt

9pt

8pt

8pt

PCE

8pt

9pt

9pt, 8pt

8.5pt

PDR

-

9pt

8pt

-

HCPCS

8.5pt

8.5pt

8.5pt

8.5pt

Adhesive tab dividers are included in ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, HCPCS Level II, Procedure Desk Reference (PDR), and Procedural Coding Expert (PCE).

The Procedure Desk Reference (PDR) is the only AAPC book printed in black and white. All other code books are printed in color.

The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) is a code set used to classify diagnoses in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.

The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) is a coding system used to classify procedures performed in the inpatient setting.

  • ICD-10-PCS Complete Code Set - August
  • ICD-10-CM Complete Code Set - September
  • AMA CPT® Professional - October
  • Procedural Coding Expert (PCE) - November
  • Procedure Desk Reference (PDR) - December
  • HCPCS Level II - December

Preorders may be cancelled at any time prior to shipment. If your books have already shipped, please refer to the return policy tab, which states all returns must be submitted within 30 days of the shipment date. Call (800) 626-2633 to cancel or return your order.

Because the code sets for each book are updated every year, it’s essential for coders to use the most current book to ensure accurate coding. Reporting wrong codes can lead to denied claim submissions and substantial penalization. It’s imperative healthcare professionals stay up to date on new codes and changes, which means obtaining new code books every year.

All AAPC exams are based on the current year’s code sets. The previous year’s books may be used on an exam, but they may be inaccurate and result in errors. The upcoming year’s books are not allowed for exam use.

For example, all exams administered in 2020 are based on the 2020 (versus 2021) code sets. Code books from 2019 may be used on the 2020 exams, but you risk using outdated or incorrect codes.

Refer to the chart below to find the books and resources allowed at various exams.

Allowed Reference Material

Manual calculators are allowed for all exams (No smart phones, smart watches or Fitbits)

Exam

Certification

Questions

Books*/References

Certified Professional Coder

CPC®

150

1, 2, 3

Certified Inpatient Coder

CIC

60 multiple choice,

10 inpatient cases (fill in the blank)

2 and ICD-10-PCS

Certified Outpatient Coder

COC

150

1, 2, 3

Certified Professional Biller

CPB

200

1, 2, 3

Certified Professional Medical Auditor

CPMA®

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Certified Professional Compliance Officer

CPCO

150

*11

Certified Physician Practice Manager

CPPM®

200

No books are needed

Certified Risk Adjustment Coder

CRC

150

2

Certified Documentation Expert Outpatient

CDEO®

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5,10

Specialty Certification

Exam

Certification

Questions

Books*/References

Ambulatory Surgery Center

CASCC

150

1, 2, 3, 10

Anesthesia/Pain Management

CANPC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10

Cardiology

CCC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10

Cardiovascular/Thoracic

CCVTC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10

Dermatology

CPCD

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Emergency Department

CEDC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Evaluation and Management

CEMC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Family Practice

CFPC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Gastroenterology

CGIC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

General Surgery

CGSC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Hematology/Oncology

CHONC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Obstetrics/Gynecology

COBGC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Orthopaedic Surgery

COSC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10

Pediatric

CPEDC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Rheumatology

CRHC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Urology

CUC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Ophthalmology

COPC

150

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Interventional Radiology and Cardiovascular

CIRCC®

150

1,3,8

Instructor Certification

These exams are given two hours to complete

Exam

Certification

Questions

Books*/References

CPC Instructor

Approved Instructor

50

1, 2, 3

CPB Instructor

Approved Instructor

70

1, 2, 3

CPPM Instructor

Approved Instructor

70

No books are needed

CRC Instructor

Approved Instructor

50

2

CIC Instructor

Approved Instructor

50

2, ICD-10-PCS

COC Instructor

Approved Instructor

50

1, 2, 3

CPMA Instructor

Approved Instructor

50

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

CDEO Instructor

Approved Instructor

50

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

Books*

  • CPT® (AMA Professional edition ONLY). No other publisher is allowed.
  • Your choice of ICD-10-CM. Also approved: The printed ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines. Highlighting, underlining and brief notations needed for day- to-day coding is permitted on the printed side of the page. Long passages of information are not permitted on the blank pages of the print out.
  • Your choice of HCPCS Level II.
  • The CMS 1995 and 1997 Evaluation and Management (E/M Documentation Guidelines.)
  • E/M Audit Worksheets of your choice.
  • ASA RVG.
  • CPT® crosswalk.
  • Anatomical charts or pictures of the vascular tree. These may have codes on them.
  • Both volumes of the Coding Companion.
  • One reference of your choice. This does allow Medical Dictionary.
  • OIG Supplemental Compliance Program Guidance for Hospitals.
    OIG Compliance Program for Individuals & Small Group Physician Practices.
    OIG Compliance Program Guidance for Third-Party Medical Billing Companies.

*Notes on printed sides of the OIG pages are allowed.

No. eBooks are not allowed for AAPC certification exams at this time.

All AAPC exams require the ICD-10-CM medical code book

The ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes are implemented each year on October 1.

The CPT® codes are implemented each year on January 1.

The HCPCS Level II codes are implemented each year on January 1.

Customers who purchase AAPC code books receive code updates and other important information in our monthly email newsletter.

Yes, both ICD-10 books contain the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. In ICD-10-PCS, the guidelines appear in the front of the book. In ICD-10-CM, the full guidelines appear at the front of the code book, but chapter-specific guidelines also appear at the start of each chapter, making it easy for you to know which guidelines apply to the codes in that chapter without having to flip back to the front of the book.

Guidelines may be altered after printing of the book. You can find updates on our website on the Medical Coding Books Updates support page. This way, you always have access to the most current guidelines.

HCPCS Level II, Procedure Desk Reference (PDR), and Procedural Coding Expert (PCE) all include modifier information pertinent to the code set in the book. There is a modifier appendix in each book, and HCPCS Level II and Procedural Coding Expert (PCE) also include pertinent modifiers on foldout covers of each book, making access to modifier information quick and easy.

ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, HCPCS Level II, and Procedural Coding Expert (PCE) all include information on new, revised, and deleted codes. Each book includes a section listing all the new, revised, and deleted code changes for that code set for that year. Plus, within the codes there are symbols designating which codes are new or revised for that year.

ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, HCPCS Level II, and Procedural Coding Expert (PCE) all include information in the book’s introduction reviewing the symbols and conventions in the book. Additionally, the code chapter pages of the book include a legend showing the symbols and their definitions.

While not intended to teach anatomy and terminology, every AAPC code book includes over 30 pages of full-color anatomical illustrations to help you with anatomy and anatomical terminology.

Notes pages are included in ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, HCPCS Level II, Procedure Desk Reference (PDR), and Procedural Coding Expert (PCE).

With certain exceptions, products purchased from AAPC may be returned for a refund. Products must be submitted for a return within 30 days from the purchase or shipment date to be eligible for a refund. They must also be unopened and in resellable condition. Returned products are subject to a $5 restocking fee per item. Shipping charges are nonrefundable. Refund requests may be submitted in writing or verbally to AAPC.

Product-specific Return Policies

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Due to immediate electronic access, refunds or extension will not be issued for Online Practice Exams and Online Area of Study

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Conference registration is refundable, with varying fees and deadlines. See the specific conference web page for further details. Hotel cancellations are also subject to varying fees and deadlines; the specific conference web page will have further details for hotel cancellations as well.

Distance Learning online courses may be cancelled for a full refund within three days after the date of purchase, provided that the student has not accessed the online course, and course materials and books are returned unopened and in good condition to AAPC. After three business days, course cancellations are subject to a $50 cancellation fee per course, in addition to any fees for course materials/books that are not returned to AAPC, or are returned opened or used. Refunds will not be issued for any course that has been accessed, viewed, or partially completed, and no refund is available for any course after 30 days from the purchase date. Course refund requests must be submitted in writing to AAPC for review and consideration. No refunds will be issued for course extensions. Distance Learning courses are for individual use only and are nontransferable.

E/M Online Training, and Online Exam Reviews that have not been accessed are refundable within 30 days of purchase date. No refund will be issued on any exam or training/review tool that has been accessed, viewed, or partially completed.

Refunds will not be issued for AAPC Membership, exams, webinars, or On Demand events.:
Due to immediate electronic access, refunds or extension will not be issued for Online Practice Exams and Online Area of Study

Returning an individual book that was purchased in a bundled package will invalidate the bundled discount. All the books in the bundle will revert to their regular prices and the remaining cost of the unreturned books will be subtracted from the refund.

AAPC coder is not refundable, you may terminate your subscription or free trial by contacting AAPC via phone or email. To ensure that your credit card does not get charged, please make your cancelation request at least two business days prior to the end date of your subscription or free trial term.

Practicode may be cancelled for a full refund within 30 days of the date of purchase, provided the Client has not completed any exercises within the modules and/or assessments.

Reseller/Wholesaler Policy

Shipments must be securely packaged and in resalable condition through a carrier providing tracking information. AAPC will review and confirm returned products upon return. Credit to the account, minus applicable fees, will be posted once the audit is complete.

Upon receipt of your organization’s return requests, AAPC has the right to authorize and accept returns the following month, due to allocations of warehouse personnel to adequately process returns.

A $5 restocking fee will be applied to each item returned.

Annual books: Return of AAPC products will be accepted for full credit until September 30 of that version's year. Resellers/bookstores must complete returns within 90 days of purchase. Returns of AMA’s CPT® codebooks will be accepted for full credit until June 30 of that versions year.

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