the coding process with the Coding Companion, your one-stop resource developed
exclusively for those who code for cardiology, cardiothoracic and vascular
surgery. This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide includes 2018 CPT®, HCPCS,
and ICD-10-CM code sets specific to your specialty. Each specialty-specific
procedure code includes its official description and lay description, coding
tips, terminology, cross-coding to common ICD-10-CM, and relative value units.
Getting to the code information you need has never been so easy.
Features and Benefits
— Code icons. Quickly identify new, revised and add-on procedure codes related
to cardiology, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.
— 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.
Edge — HCPCS procedure codes. Only Optum360 offers HCPCS procedure codes
specific to your specialty with the same information as we provide for CPT
find information. All the information you need is provided, including
illustrations, lay descriptions, coding tips, terms, cross-coding, Medicare
RVUs and Pub. 100 references.
by CPT® and HCPCS procedure code. Essential procedures for cardiology,
cardiothoracic and vascular surgery are listed by CPT® or HCPCS procedure code,
along with crosswalks to common ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes.
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 for procedures are included.
claim denials and/or audits. Medicare payer information provides the references
to Pub. 100 guidelines, follow-up days, and assistant-at-surgery.
edits by CPT® and HCPCS procedure code. CPT® and HCPCS procedure codes with
associated CCI edits in a special section and quarterly updates available
is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.