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Coding Companion® for Orthopaedics: Spine & Above

2019 Coding Companion® for Orthopaedics: Spine & Above
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Publisher: Optum360
Experts: Jillian Harrington, MHA, CPC, CPC-P, CPC-I, CCS-P, MHP
Latest Edition: 2019
Sample Pages:  View PDF

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QtyEdition & FormatAvailabilityPrice
2018 for Orthopaedics-Lower: Hips & Below
IN STOCK $199.95
2018 for Orthopaedics - Upper: Spine and Above
IN STOCK $199.95
2019 for Orthopaedics: Hips & Below
Dec 2018 $199.95
2019 for Orthopaedics: Spine & Above
Dec 2018 $199.95


Consolidate the coding process with the Coding Companion, your one-stop coding resource developed exclusively for orthopaedics: spine and above. This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide is updated for 2019 and organized by specialty-specific CPT® codes. Each CPT® code includes its official description and lay description, coding tip, Medicare edits, relative value units and is cross-coded to common ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes to complete the coding process. Getting to the code information you need has never been so easy. Read more

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Features and benefits

• New—Evaluation and Management Services. Evaluation and Management codes commonly used in your specialty are now included with their official description and lay description, coding tip, Medicare edits, and relative value units. Also included is a chapter with coding guidelines and tables to assist you in the E/M code selection process.
• Code icons. Quickly identify new, revised, and add-on procedure codes related to orthopaedics.
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.
Quickly find information. All the information you need is provided with the CPT® code, including illustrations, lay descriptions, coding tips, clinical terms, Medicare RVUs and IOM references and commonly associated ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes.
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 are included.
Avoid claim denials and/or audits. Medicare payer information includes references to Internet Only Manual (IOM) guidelines, follow-up days, and assistant-at-surgery.
CCI edits by CPT® and HCPCS procedure code. CPT® and HCPCS procedure codes with their associated CCI edits are provided in a special section. Quarterly updates are available online.

CPT® is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.

Content Experts

Jillian  Harrington, MHA, CPC, CPC-P, CPC-I, CCS-P, MHP - Ms. Harrington has more than 16 years of experience in the health care profession. She recently served as President and CEO of ComplyCode, a health care compliance consulting firm based in Binghamton, NY. She is the former Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Privacy Official of a large academic medical center, and also has extensive background in both the professional and technical components of CPT®/HCPCS and ICD-9-CM coding. She teaches CPT® coding and is an approved instructor of the Professional Medical Coding Curriculum, awarded by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). She has spoken frequently on health care compliance and health information management issues at regional and national professional conferences.

Ms. Harrington holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration from Empire State College and a Master of Science degree in Health Systems Administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and a former member of its National Advisory Board, a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA), and is an associate of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

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