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Coding Companion® for Ophthalmology


2018 Coding Companion® for Ophthalmology
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Publisher: Optum360
Experts: Karen Kachur, RN, CPC Nannette Orme, CPC, CCS-P, CPMA, CEMC
Latest Edition: 2018
Sample Pages:  View PDF

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2018 for Ophthalmology
IN STOCK $199.95
2019 for Ophthalmology
Dec 2018 $199.95


 

Consolidate the coding process with the Coding Companion®, your one-stop resource developed exclusively for those who code for ophthalmology. This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide includes 2018 CPT®, HCPCS and ICD-10-CM code sets specific to your specialty. Each specialty-specific procedure code includes its official description and lay description, coding tips, terminology, cross-coding to common ICD-10-CM, and relative value units. Getting to the code information you need has never been so easy. Read more

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Features and benefits


  • New — Code icons. Quickly identify new, revised and add-on procedure codes related to ophthalmology.
  • New — CPT® Assistant references. Identifies that an article or discussion of the CPT® code has been in the American Medical Association’s CPT® Assistant newsletter. Use the citation to locate the correct volume.
  • Optum360 Edge—HCPCS procedure codes. Only Optum360 offers HCPCS procedure codes specific to your specialty with the same information as we provide for CPT® codes. 
  • Quickly find information. All the information you need is provided, including illustrations, lay descriptions, coding tips, terms, cross-coding, Medicare RVUs and Pub. 100 references.
  • Organized by CPT® and HCPCS code. Essential procedures for ophthalmology are listed by CPT® or HCPCS code, along with crosswalks to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes.
  • Easily determine fees for your practice and reinforce consistency in the charges. National Medicare relative value units for surgery codes and most diagnostic procedures are included.
  • Avoid claim denials and/or audits. Medicare payer information provides the references to Pub. 100 guidelines, follow-up days, and assistant-at-surgery. 
  • CCI Edits by CPT® and HCPCS code. CPT® codes with associated CCI edits in a special section and quarterly updates available online.

    CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.



Content Experts


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.

Nannette Orme, CPC, CCS-P, CPMA, CEMC - Ms. Orme has more than 20 years of experience in the health care profession. She has extensive background in CPT/HCPCS and ICD-9-CM coding and has completed comprehensive ICD-10-CM and PCS training. Her prior experience includes physician clinics and health care consulting. Her areas of expertise include physician audits and education, compliance and HIPAA legislation, litigation support for Medicare self-disclosure cases, hospital chargemaster maintenance, workers' compensation, and emergency department coding. Ms. Orme has presented at national professional conferences and contributed articles for several professional publications. She is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and on the advisory board of a local college.


 
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