Coding Companion for ENT / Allergy / Pulmonology
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Spiral-bound, 8.5" x 11"
Ingenix / Medicode
(click below for the most current and very best available price for this edition)
Spiral-bound, 8.5" x 11"
Ingenix / Medicode
(click below for the most current and very best available price for this 2012 edition)
This is your comprehensive, illustrated coding and reimbursement guide for emergency medicine. Streamline your coding process with all-in-one resources for your specialty.
Co-published with the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), simplify the coding process with this one-stop resource developed exclusively for those who code for ENT, allergy, and pulmonology.
This book can serve as your all-in-one coding and reimbursement resource specific to ENT / allergy / pulmonology. Developed to streamline your coding decisions, this all-in-one resource has the information you need to code for ENT, allergy, and pulmonology. Updated with current year CPT® and ICD-9-CM codes, this guide includes coding and reimbursement tips, a comprehensive code set specific to ENT, allergy and pulmonology, a CPT-to-ICD-9-CM diagnostic crosswalk and more — all designed to help you code with greater ease and efficiency. View sample pages.
Stay current with regular updates. CCI edits and quarterly email updates are included.
Specialty-specific appendixes. Identify trouble areas within ENT, allergy and pulmonology, and prevent common and costly coding mistakes with industry-related information relevant to your practice.
Easily determine fees for your specialty practice and reinforce consistency in the charges. National Medicare relative value units for surgery codes and most diagnostic procedures are included.
Avoid claim denials and/or audits. Medicare payer information provides the specifics about Pub 100 guidelines, follow-up days, assist-at-surgery and prior approval requirements.
Locate information faster. Essential procedures for ENT, allergy and pulmonology are listed by CPT® code, along with crosswalks to HCPCS Level II, ICD-9-CM diagnosis and anesthesia codes.
Prevent common and costly coding mistakes. Industry-related information relevant to your practice is compiled into specialty-specific appendixes to help identify trouble areas within ENT, allergy and pulmonology.
E-mail notification of Quarterly CCI edit updates.
This comprehensive resource also features:
Thorough explanations of CPT procedures
Definitions of clinical and procedural terms
CCI edits with quarterly email updates
The Coding Companion® for ENT/Allergy/Pulmonology includes 2011 CPT® and ICD-9-CM code sets specific to your specialty in a quick-find, single-page format that includes the official description and a detailed illustration for each code. Each page also features other relevant information to help your staff find the correct codes, including lay descriptions, coding tips, terminology, cross coding, and national Medicare relative value units.
Karen Prescott, CPC, CSS-P, CMM, PMCC has more than 15 years of experience in the health care profession. She has an extensive background in professional component coding and billing. Her prior experience includes establishing and maintaining a coding and billing service, directing physician practice start ups, functioning as director of physician credentialing, negotiating insurance contracts, and functioning as a health care consultant. Her areas of expertise include coding and reimbursement, documentation education, compliance, practice management, and revenue cycle management. Ms. Prescott is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM).
Nannette Orme, CPC has more than 15 years of experience in the health care profession. She has extensive background in CPT®/HCPCS and ICD-9-CM coding. 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 and contributed articles for several professional publications. She is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders and the Utah Medical Group Management Association (UMGMA).
Deborah C. Hall, CPC, is a senior 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 Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)/HCPCS and ICD-9-CM coding, and the physician fee schedule.
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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.
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