Optimized for medical necessity and reimbursement understanding, this all-in-one resource focuses on the most important CPT and HCPCS codes for anesthesiology and pain management, plus medicine and ancillary services codes chosen by expertswho have taken into consideration utilization, denial risk and complexity.
CPT® Coding Essentials optimizes both CPT and ICD-10 code selection with helpful CPT-to-ICD-10-CM crosswalks and detailed explanations of anatomy, physiology and documentation. In addition, for the first time in the same volume, verbatimguidelines and parenthetical information from the CPT codebook specific to anesthesiology and pain management CPT codes can be found.
This is the ideal daily companion featuring useful, definitive specialty-specific coding information beyond what is provided in a full procedural code book.
Anesthesiology and pain management coding and billing knowledge that otherwise might take years of experience or multiple resources to accumulate is available in a single volume.
Features and Benefits
- Individual code-detail pages organized by CPT or HCPCS code ï¿½ 2017 codes pertinent to anesthesiology and pain management are listed in numerical order on a single page for ease of use.
- Code-detail pages include:
- All pertinent anesthesiology and pain management codes for 2017 ï¿½ Get only what you are looking for with anesthesiology and pain management CPT codes from the Surgery, Radiology, Pathology, Medicine, category II and Category III sections of the CPT® code book.
- EXCLUSIVE! Code-specific CPT parentheticals ï¿½ No other specialty coding book provides these code-specific authoritative instructions.
- EXCLUSIVE! Pertinent official CPT guidelines ï¿½ Get insight into correct coding from the CPT Editorial Panel. Not available in other anesthesiology and pain management references.
- CPT to ICD-10-CM crosswalks ï¿½ Diagnostic codes commonly associated with the service are listed with their official code descriptions.
- Plain English descriptions of CPT® codes ï¿½ Simple descriptions of what is included in the service are provided as a guide to coders.
- Procedural illustrations ï¿½ Simple line illustrations bring clarity and understanding to complex procedures.
- Facility and non-facility RVUs ï¿½ Federal data on facility and non-facility work and practice expense values.
- Global days ï¿½ Reference the number of global days CMS assigns to the procedure to determine if current services are within the follow-up period.
- Modifier use ï¿½ Check whether CMS allows the uses of multiple procedures, co-surgeon reduction, team surgeon or assistant surgeon modifiers with this procedure.
- Pub 100 references ï¿½ Know at a glance if CMS has written regulations regarding this coding topic, and know where to look online to find the specific CMS reference.
- Sex edits ï¿½ Prevent audit problems by identifying coding errors based on sex-specific diagnostic codes.
- CPT® Assistant references ï¿½ Know when to turn to CPT Assistant Newsletter for help because codes targeted in articles are flagged.
- CCI edits ï¿½ Determine if code pairings are appropriate.
- Introduction to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding ï¿½ Quickly reference conventions and rules for the new coding systems.
- Anatomy and Pathophysiology for ICD-10-CM coding ï¿½ Brush up on your knowledge of anatomy to fine tune your diagnostic coding.
- Terminology, acronyms and basic anatomy ï¿½ Interpret the language of the medical record efficiently.
- Checklist for ICD-10-CM documentation ï¿½ Share this helpful anesthesiology and pain management cheat sheet with your physicians to ensure compliance with coding requirements.
- Modifiers and modifier rules ï¿½ Double-check your modifier selection before submitting a claim.
Anesthesiology and pain management coders or coders in multi-specialty clinics; coding or billing managers, practice managers, auditors in payer organizations, outpatient facility coders, CPT® coding consultants and educators.
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For more than 50 years the AMA has used its knowledge and resources to author and publish books, data files and online resources that answer the needs of todayï¿½s busy physicians and their staff. The AMA line includes titles on CPT®, HCPCS and ICD-10 coding; reimbursement; practice management; impairment; and HIPAA, electronic health records and Meaningful Use.