The Essential Guide to Coding in Otolaryngology: Coding, Billing, and Practice Management details how to properly and compliantly code for both surgical and nonsurgical services. It is a practical guide for all otolaryngologists in the United States and fills the gap in training residents and fellows in coding with a readable yet searchable book. Included are sections on otolaryngology coding basics and advanced issues, claim submission, and ICD-10-CM.
Focused entirely on a practical approach to coding, billing, and practice management, this text is user friendly and written both for the practicing physician and the coder. A physician's income is tied to the ability to code and good revenue cycle processes; thus, he or she must properly bill and collect for services provided. As profit margins are squeezed, the ability to optimize revenue by compliant coding is of the utmost importance. The Essential Guide to Coding in Otolaryngology is vital not only for new physicians but for nearly every otolaryngologist in practice.
Key features include:
- All chapters written by practicing otolaryngologists, health care providers, practice management, and coding experts
- Discussion of the foundations of coding, billing, and practice management
- Otolaryngology subspecialty-focused discussion of office-based and surgical coding
- Robust index for easy reference