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Coding and Payment Guide for Laboratory Services


2018 Coding and Payment Guide for Laboratory Services
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Publisher: Optum360
Experts: Deborah Hall
Latest Edition: 2018
Sample Pages:  View PDF

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The Coding and Payment Guide for Laboratory Services is your one-stop coding, billing and documentation guide to submitting claims with greater precision and efficiency. This guide has the latest laboratory and pathology-specific, 2018 CPT® and HCPCS procedure, ICD-10-CM and HCPCS Level II code sets along with Medicare payer information, CCI edits, helpful code descriptions and clinical definitions. Read more

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Features and benefits


  • New — Code icons. Quickly identify new, revised and add-on procedure codes related to lab and pathology.
  • 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 CPT® full code descriptions, lay descriptions, coding tips, procedure code-specific documentation and reimbursement tips, CPT® Assistant references and Medicare references. 
  • Avoid confusion with easy-to-understand descriptions. Includes clear lay explanations of procedures represented by CPT® and HCPCS procedure codes. 
  • Prevent claim denials and stay up-to-date with Medicare payer information. Review Medicare Pub. 100 references containing information linked to HCPCS Level II and CPT® codes tailored to lab and pathology, to prepare cleaner claims before submission. 
  • Easily determine fees for your practice and reinforce consistency in the charges. Relative value units including the practice, work, and malpractice components with total RVUs for non-facility and facility for procedures and Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule references are included. 
  • CCI Edits by CPT® and HCPCS code. CPT® codes with associated CCI edits in a special section and quarterly updates available online.

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Content Experts


Deborah  Hall - Ms. Hall is a new product subject matter expert for Optum360. Ms. Hall has more than 25 years of experience in the health care field. Her experience includes 10 years as office manager for large multi-specialty medical practices. Ms. Hall has written several multi-specialty newsletters and coding and reimbursement manuals, and served as a health care consultant. She has taught seminars on CPT®/HCPCS and ICD-9-CM coding and physician fee schedules. She is an active member of the American Academy of Professional Coders.


 
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