to the resource that goes beyond basic coding with the Current Procedural
Coding Expert, your CPT® coding resource.
with the entire 2019 CPT® code set with easy-to-use coding includes
and excludes notes for coding guidance and Medicare icons for speedy coding,
billing, and reimbursement, this easy-to-navigate resource will benefit
physician practices, outpatient hospitals, and ASCs.
You will also find a comprehensive listing
of annual code additions, changes, deletions, and reinstatements in the
appendix; new code icons and notes; plus reimbursement information and mid-year
changes not found in the American Medical Association’s (AMA) CPT®
Features and Benefits
common to both Current Procedural Coding Expert and the Current Procedural
Coding Expert — Professional Edition
- Optum360 Edge — Code-specific definitions, rules,
and references. Reference
comprehensive information compiled from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services (CMS), the AMA, Optum360, and other sources to assist with accurate
coding and speed reimbursement.
- Icons/color bars. Familiar icons or
color bars used for new, revised, add on, re-sequenced,
telemedicine and for correct modifier usage. Also identify which new or revised
CPT® codes are valid, but not in the current CPT® book.
- Extensive user-friendly index. Find codes in a flash with our accurate and
expansive alphabetic index with terms listed in a variety of ways.
- CCI edit icon. Quickly identify those CPT® codes with corresponding CCI edits.
and Management appendix. Easy-to-use grids and extended guidelines to
facilitate E&M code selection.
- New, Changed, and Deleted codes appendix.
Easily identify changes to CPT® code descriptions, including code
changes made mid-year by the AMA not found in the AMA’s CPT® codebook.
- CPT® Assistant references. Identifies that an article or discussion of a CPT® code exists in the AMA’s CPT® Assistant newsletter. Use the citation to locate
the correct volume.
- Medically Unlikely Edits (MUEs) appendix. Improve claims accuracy by ensuring CMS
compliance through easy-to-access codes and their associated MUE units.
coverage rules with icons and IOM references. Understand which CMS policies apply to CPT® codes prior to
claim submission. Some of these icons include ASC payment and OPPS status
indicators and IOM policies.
and non-facility RVUs and global/follow-up days. Evaluate your fees, and understand the impact on
standard post procedure coverage.
illustrations. Detailed color
anatomy illustration appendix. Plus many illustrations at the code level identifying
specific code-related anatomy.
appendix. Includes CPT®
and HCPCS Level II modifiers and descriptions for easy reference for Medicare
vaccinations associated with CPT® codes. Vaccine names are listed by the CPT®
code to aid accurate coding for medications.
with codes used to report inpatient procedures only. Avoid payment denials by making coding errors.
of terms. Increase your understanding of coding, billing, and reimbursement
terms to improve coding accuracy.
unique to the Expert Edition
binding. Allows the book to lay flat for ease of use and durability.
- Interventional radiology guidance. Access an appendix of illustrations showing
interventional radiology vascular families, as well an appendix of grids
detailing vascular family order for more accurate radiology coding.
unique to the Professional Edition
Less bulky for travel and easy-to-see title on your bookshelf.