2021 Coding Companion® for Urology/Nephrology

Optum360 | 2021 | Anita Schmidt



199.95
List Price

Item #: ATUN21
ISBN: 9781622546084
Available: Dec 2020



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 2021 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.
  • NEW – ICD-10-CM code icons. Icons identifying male- and female-only codes, as well as age-related and laterality diagnosis codes.
  • Procedure code icons. Quickly identify new, revised, and add-on procedure codes, making your coding process quick and efficient.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Internet Only Manual (IOM) references and commonly associated ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes.
  • Avoid claim denials and/or audits. Medicare payer information includes references to 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.
  • Anita Schmidt, BS, RHIA, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

    Ms. Schmidt has expertise in ICD-10-CM/PCS, DRG, and CPT® with more than 15 years’ experience in coding in multiple settings, including inpatient, observation, and same-day surgery. Her experience includes analysis of medical record documentation, assignment of ICD-10-CM and PCS codes, and DRG validation. She has conducted training for ICD-10-CM/PCS and electronic health record. She has also collaborated with clinical documentation specialists to identify documentation needs and potential areas for physician education. Most recently she has been developing content for resource and educational products related to ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, DRG, and CPT®. Ms. Schmidt is an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer and is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Minnesota Health Information Management Association (MHIMA).

    CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.