Description

CPT Coding Essentials For General Surgery And Gastroenterology 2020

Optimized for medical necessity and reimbursement understanding, this all-in-one resource focuses on the most important CPT® and HCPCS codes for general surgery and gastroenterology, plus medicine and ancillary services codes chosen by experts who have taken into consideration utilization, denial risk and complexity.

CPT® Coding Essentials optimizes both CPT® and ICD-10 code selection with helpful CPT®-to-ICD-10-CM crosswalks and detailed explanations of anatomy, physiology and documentation. Other than the AMA CPT® Professional Edition codebook, this is the only book in the market with verbatim CPT®-panel–approved guidelines and parenthetical information specific to general surgery and gastroenterology.

This is the ideal daily companion featuring useful, definitive specialty-specific coding information beyond what is provided in a full procedural codebook.

General surgery and gastroenterology coding and billing knowledge available in a single volume, conveniently superseding the need for multiple resources or years of experience.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • A subset of specialty-specific CPT® codes chosen by experts based on utilization, denial risk and complexity
  • Official AMA coding guidelines pertinent to the specialty and not available in any other specialty codebooks in the market
  • Official code-specific CPT® parenthetical instructions
  • Plain English descriptors that clarify for the reader the details of the service represented by the CPT® code
  • CPT® Assistant citations
  • Procedural illustrations
  • Crosswalks from CPT® to ICD-10-CM
  • National Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits to identify bundled and separately billable codes
  • CMS Pub 100 billing guidance citations
  • Facility and non-facility relative value units (RVUs) including global surgery days, physician work and practice, malpractice and total expenses as well as those modifiers that can affect relative values
  • Additional chapters on terminology and anatomy, HCPCS codes, CPT® modifiers and ICD-10-CM coding and documentation practices
  • Appendixes offering clinical documentation checklists and evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines

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