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.
Key features and benefits of this Optum360 laboratory coding guide:
- Code icons. Quickly identify new, revised and add-on procedure codes related your specialty and now New for 2020, 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, CPT Assistant references, Medicare IOM 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 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 and Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule references 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 anatomy related to pathology and laboratory services.
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