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Coding Companion® for Urology/Nephrology


2019 Coding Companion® for Urology/Nephrology
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Publisher: Optum360
Experts: Nichole VanHorn, CPC, CCS-P
Latest Edition: 2019
Sample Pages:  View PDF

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QtyEdition & FormatAvailabilityPrice
2018 for Urology/Nephrology
IN STOCK $199.95
2019 for Urology/Nephrology
Dec 2018 $199.95


 

Consolidate the coding process with the Coding Companion, your one-stop coding resource developed exclusively for urology and nephrology. 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 urology and nephrology.
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


Nichole  VanHorn, CPC, CCS-P - Ms. VanHorn has more than 15 years of experience in the health care profession. Her areas of expertise include CPT© and ICD-9-CM coding in multiple specialties, auditing, and education. Most recently she served as Clinical Auditor for the Children’s Hospital Physicians at Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa where she functioned as an auditor for a multi-specialty group. Ms. VanHorn was responsible for the oversight of the physician coding and education section of the Corporate Compliance Program. She has been an active member of her local American Academy of Professional Coders chapter for several years and served as an officer.


 
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