2021 Coding and Payment Guide for Dental Services

Optum360 | 2021 | Nannette Orme



185.95
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Item #: CGDS21
ISBN: 9781622546220
Available: Dec 2020



The Coding and Payment Guide for Dental Services is your one-stop coding, reimbursement and documentation resource developed exclusively for dental practices. This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide is updated for 2021 and organized by specialty-specific CDT and CPT® codes. Each code includes its official description and lay description, coding tip, documentation and reimbursement tips, Medicare edits, RVUs 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.
  • Quickly find information. All the information you need is provided, including CDT and CPT® full code descriptions, lay descriptions, coding tips, procedure code-specific documentation and reimbursement tips, and commonly associated ICD-10-M diagnosis
  • Code icons. Quickly identify new and revised procedure codes related to dental services.
  • Evaluation and management services. Evaluation and management CPT® codes commonly used in your specialty are now included with their official description, lay description, coding tip, Medicare edits and relative value units.
  • Prevent claim denials and stay up-to-date with Medicare payer information. Review Medicare IOM references containing information linked to CDT, HCPCS Level II and CPT® codes tailored to dental services, 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 services are included.
  • CCI edits. Includes CCI edits for CDT, CPT® and HCPCS procedure codes in a special section with quarterly updates available online.
  • Helpful illustrations. Detailed illustrations for a better understanding of the anatomy related to dental procedures and services.

CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.
CDT © 2020 American Dental Association.

 

Nannette Orme, CPC, CCS-P, CPMA, CEMC

Ms. Orme has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare 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 healthcare 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, contributed articles for several professional publications, and served on the advisory board of a local college. She is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.