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Current Procedural Coding Expert (Spiral)
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Turn to the resource that goes beyond basic coding with the Current Procedural Coding Expert
, your CPT® coding resource.
Equipped with the entire 2017 CPT® code set with easy to use coding includes and excludes notes for coding guidance, and Medicare icons for speedy coding, billing and reimbursement, this easy-to-navigate resource will benefit physician practices, outpatient hospitals, and ASCs.
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 American Medical Association’s (AMA) CPT® code books. Read more
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Features and benefits
Features common to both Current Procedural Coding Expert and the Current Procedural Coding Expert – Professional Edition:
• New — Optum360 Edge —Evaluation and Management Appendix – Easy to use grids and extended guidelines to facilitate E&M code selection.
• Optum360 Edge — Headings with detailed Optum360 subheadings. Locate CPT® codes quickly.
• Optum360 Edge — Code-specific definitions, rules, and references. Reference comprehensive information compiled from the AMA, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Optum360, and other sources to assist with accurate coding and speed reimbursement.
• Optum360 Edge — Resequenced CPT® code alerts. Identify the AMA’s code ”resequencing” at a glance with our specific instructions, color bars, and brackets.
• Optum360 Edge — 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.
• Optum360 Edge — CCI edit icon. Quickly identify those CPT® codes with corresponding CCI edits.
• New, Changed and Deleted codes appendix. Easily identify changes to CPT® code descriptions.
• CPT® Assistant references. Identifies that an article or discussion of the CPT has been in the American Medical Association’s CPT Assistant Newsletter. Use the citation to locate the correct volume.
• Medically Unlikely Edits (MUEs) appendix. Improve claims accuracy by ensuring CMS compliance through easy-to-access codes and their associated MUE units.
• PQRS icons and appendix. Link codes and their associated quality measure for reporting to Medicare.
• 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.
• Modifier appendix – Includes CPT® and HCPCS Level II modifiers and descriptions for easy reference for Medicare coding.
• Brand-name vaccinations associated with CPT® codes. Vaccine names are listed by the CPT® code to aid accurate coding for medications.
• Appendix with codes used to report inpatient procedures only. Don’t be denied payment by making coding errors.
• Glossary of terms. Increase your understanding of coding, billing and reimbursement terms to improve coding accuracy.
Features unique to the Expert Edition:
• Spiral binding. Allows the book to lay flat for ease of use and durability.
• Interventional radiology guidance. Access an appendix of illustrations showing interventional radiology vascular families, as well an appendix of grids detailing vascular family order for more accurate radiology coding.
• Tabs. Snap in Tabs. Marks often used sections for easy reference.
Features unique to the Professional Edition
• Softbound. Less bulky for travel and easy to see title on your book shelf
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Karen Kachur, RN, CPC - Ms. Kachur is a clinical/technical editor for Optum360 with expertise in CPT/HCPCS, ICD-10-CM/PCS and ICD-9-CM coding, in addition to physician billing, compliance, and fraud and abuse. Prior to joining Optum360, she worked for many years as a staff RN in a variety of clinical settings including medicine, surgery, intensive care, psychiatry, and geriatrics. Ms. Kachur has served as assistant director of a hospital utilization management and quality assurance department. She also has extensive experience as a nurse reviewer for Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is an active member of the American Academy of Professional Coders.
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