Coding and Payment Guide for Anesthesia Services
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AAPC CEU Credit(s): 6
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Spiralbound, 8.5" x 11"
Ingenix / Medicode
AAPC CEU Credits: 6
(click below for the most current and very best available price for this 2012 edition)
An essential coding, billing, and reimbursement resource for anesthesia services.
Developed exclusively for those who code and bill, this all-inclusive resource provides the coding, documentation and reimbursement information coders need to submit more precise claims more efficiently. Updated with the current year ICD-9-CM, HCPCS Level II and CPT code sets, the Coding and Payment Guide connects related coding and clinical information to help you code more proficiently and to help reduce the frequency of claim resubmissions and the risk of audit.
Medicare anesthesia base units for each CPT code. Helps in fee calculation.
Save time and increase efficiency. Anesthesia-specific and up-to-date ICD-9-CM, HCPCS Level II and CPT code sets are included in separate chapters for easy lookup. Increase coding efficiency - all CPT code information is included on one page for quick and easy look-up.
Prevent claim denials and stay up-to-date with Medicare payer information. Review Medicare Pub 100 manuals containing information linked to HCPCS Level II and CPT codes tailored to anesthesia services to prepare cleaner claims before submission.
Stay current with CCI edit updates. Identify which coding combinations cannot be billed together to reduce risk of audit.
Avoid confusion with easy-to-understand descriptions. Includes clear explanations of procedures represented by CPT codes, along with clinical definitions and ICD-9-CM code explanations specific to your specialty.
Improve the precision of ICD-9-CM code selection. Prevent claim denials often caused by incorrect code selection with icons that help identify the most appropriate ICD-9-CM code.
Earn CEUs from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Secure up to 6 CEUs awarded by the AAPC.
This book provides one-stop coding and payment solutions for anesthesia and pain management services. View sample pages.
Karen H. Kachur, RN, CPC, is a technical editor for Ingenix with expertise in Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®), HCPCS Level II, and ICD-9-CM coding, as well as physician billing, compliance, and fraud and abuse. Prior to joining Ingenix, she worked for many years as a staff RN in a variety of clinical settings, including medicine, surgery, intensive care, psychiatry, and geriatrics. In addition, she was the assistant director of a hospital utilization management and quality assurance department. She also has extensive experience as a nurse reviewer for Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
Deborah Hall is a senior clinical/technical editor for Ingenix. Ms. Hall has more than 20 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.
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Please remember: The government no longer allows a grace period for annual code sets. The new HIPAA Transaction and Code Set Rule requires providers to use national medical code sets that are valid at the time that a service is provided. ICD-9-CM code revisions become effective October 1st each year while CPT and HCPCS code revisions become effective January 1st. In order for you to meet this requirement, you must have the revised CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-9-CM codes in your possession before the implementation dates. The best way to do this is to order your code books early. Review current coding resources.
You may also be interested in combining this important book with the complete CodeManager software and coding data files.
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