2020 Coding and Payment Guide for Laboratory Services

Optum360 | 2020 | Deborah Hall



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Item #: SLAB20
ISBN: 9781622545872
Available: NOW



The Coding and Payment Guide for Laboratory Services is your one-stop coding, reimbursement, and documentation resource developed exclusively for lab and pathology. This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide is updated for 2020 and organized by specialty-specific CPT® codes. Each code includes its official description and lay description, coding tip, documentation and reimbursement tips, Medicare edits, 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.
• Code icons. Quickly identify new, revised and add-on procedure codes related to your specialty. Now includes an icon identifying ICD-10-CM codes that identify right, left or bilateral options.
• 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, including CPT® full code descriptions, lay descriptions, coding tips, procedure code-specific documentation and reimbursement tips, clinical terms, Medicare IOM references, CPT® Assistant references, and commonly associated ICD-10-M diagnosis codes.
• Avoid claim denials and/or audits. Medicare payer information includes references from Internet Only Manual (IOM) guidelines, follow-up days, and assistant-at-surgery and modifier usage. 
• 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 a section with CCI edits for CPT® and HCPCS procedure codes with quarterly updates available online.
• Helpful illustrations. Detailed illustrations for a better understanding of the anatomy of pain management and anesthesia services.

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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.