This is the official publication for CPT coding issues and guidance.
This monthly newsletter, coming straight from the source of CPT - the American Medical Association - should be a part of your coding, compliance, medical records, and billing departments.
You know how critical it is to have the "hot" coding information fast, to receive the coding commentaries that give you insight behind confusing coding issues, to obtain tips and interpretations that are accurate and reliable and save you time and unnecessary errors in determining the right codes. CPT Assistant is the only coding newsletter that can offer you the rationale behind the codes.
And, only CPT Assistant is published by the source of CPT codes - the AMA. Subscribers train their staff, as well as use it for a reference tool to answer day-to-day coding questions. Information printed in CPT Assistant is on par with that published in the Federal Register. Each months issue of CPT Assistant offers:
Practical advice you can use. Find articles written by the industry's top coding specialists and the latest information on new codes and how to interpret them.
Timely articles keep you current. Every issue features articles designed to demystify certain codes and give you the latest trends and developments in coding.
Clinical vignettes. Through detailed case studies we'll demonstrate the practical application of codes.
Coding communication. Discover timely information on codes and trends in the industry.
Questions and answers. Your direct link to the coding experts at the AMA. Find the answers to the questions professional coders ask most often.
Anatomical illustrations, charts and graphs for quick reference.
You may be interested in AMA's CodeManager, the coding software and data resource.
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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