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Guide to Coding & Documentation: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment add to my favorites
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The American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) first edition “Guide to Coding & Documentation: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment” serves as a comprehensive reference guide for physicians and their practices.  It offers practical advice, best practices, and resources on clinical coding and medical records documentation for Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) procedures and same-day Evaluation & Management (E/M) services to prevent delayed reimbursement, avoid claims denials and/or protect yourself in the event of an audit.  Content has been developed by an expert panel of osteopathic physicians in conjunction with AOA staff with subject matter expertise in coding and documentation, practice management and payor relations.
CPT® 2018 Professional Edition add to my favorites
Publication Date:                     September 2017
Publisher:                                American Medical Association
Binding and Size:                    Spiralbound, 8½" × 11"
Page Count:                            Approx. 1,000
Item Number:                          EP054118
ISBN                                        978-1-62202-600-5
List Price:                                $116.95                     
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CPT® 2018 Professional Edition is the definitive AMA-authored resource to help health care professionals correctly report and bill medical procedures and services.

Providers want accurate reimbursement. Payers want efficient claims processing. Since the CPT® code set is a dynamic, ever-changing standard, an outdated codebook does not suffice. Correct reporting and billing of medical procedures and services begins with CPT® 2018 Professional Edition. No other codebook can provide the official guidelines to code medical services and procedures properly.

New for 2018!
  • New modifiers added to Appendix A
  • Editorial revisions of the code ranges located in the parenthetical notes for resequenced codes to provide more succinct ranges
  • The addition of proprietary laboratory analyses (PLA) codes at the end of the Pathology/Laboratory section
  • An update of all procedural illustrations from spot color to full color
  • More detailed section titles and section labeling to improve code look up
HCPCS Level II 2018 Professional Edition add to my favorites

Publication Date:                       December 2017
Publisher:                                  American Medical Association
Binding and Size:                      Spiralbound, 8½" × 11"
Page Count:                              Approx. 389
Item Number:                            OP231518
ISBN:                                         978-1-62202-612-8
List Price:                                  $99.95     
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Organized for quick and accurate coding, HCPCS Level II 2018 Professional Edition codebook includes the most current Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System codes and regulations, which are essential references needed for accurate medical billing and maximum permissible reimbursement.

This professional edition includes such features as Netter’s Anatomy illustrations, dental codes, and ASC (Ambulatory Surgical Center) payment and status indicators.

Features and Benefits
  • Full-color Netter’s Anatomy illustrations clarify complex anatomic information and how it affects coding.
  • At-a-glance code listings and distinctive symbols identify all new, revised, reinstated and deleted codes for 2018.
  • The American Hospital Association Coding Clinic® for HCPCS citations provides sources for information about specific codes and their usage. 
  • Convenient spiral binding provides easy access in practice settings.
  • Quantity feature highlights units of service allowable per patient, per day, as listed in the Medically Unlikely Edits (MUEs) for enhanced accuracy on claims.
  • Drug code annotations identify brand-name drugs as well as drugs that appear on the National Drug Class (NDC) directory and other Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drugs.
  • Color-coded Table of Drugs makes it easier to find specific drug information.
  • Durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) indicators clearly identify supplies to report to durable medical third-party payers.
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) payment and status indicators show which codes are payable in the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System.
  • American Dental Association (ADA) Current Dental Terminology code sets offer access to all dental codes in one place.
  • Jurisdiction symbols show the appropriate contractor to be billed for suppliers submitting claims to Medicare contractors, Part B carriers and Medicare administrative contractors for DMEPOS services.
  • Special coverage information provides alerts when codes have specific coverage instructions, are not valid or covered by Medicare or may be paid at the carrier’s discretion.
  • Age/Sex edits identify codes
ICD-10-CM 2018: The Complete Official Codebook add to my favorites
Publication Date:                         September 2017
Publisher:                                    American Medical Association
Binding and Size:                        Spiralbound, 8½" × 11"
Page Count:                                Approx. 1,250
Item Number:                              OP201418
ISBN:                                           978-1-62202-604-3
List Price:                                    $104.95
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ICD-10-CM 2018: The Complete Official Codebook provides the entire updated code set for diagnostic coding, organized to make the challenge of accurate coding easier. This codebook is the cornerstone for establishing medical necessity, determining coverage and ensuring appropriate reimbursement.

Each of the 21 chapters in the Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is organized to provide quick and simple navigation to facilitate accurate coding. The book also contains supplementary appendixes including a coding tutorial, pharmacology listings, a list of valid three-character codes and additional information on Z-codes for long-term drug use and Z-codes that can only be used as a principal diagnosis.

Features and Benefits
  • NEW! HCC risk adjustment symbol. The symbol Identifies those diagnoses in the tabular list associated with CMS hierarchical condition categories (HCCs).
  • NEW! Appendix on risk adjustment coding and reporting requirements. This appendix supplies the details needed for HCC coding
  • NEW! List of deleted codes. Quickly see the complete list of codes removed from the ICD-10CM code set since publication of the 2017 edition.
  • Illustrations and definitions in the tabular listing. Assign codes with confidence based on illustrations and definitions designed to highlight key components of the disease process or injury.
  • Intuitive features and format. This edition includes visual alerts, including color-coding and symbols that identify coding notes and instructions, additional character requirements, Medicare Code Edits (MCEs), manifestation codes, other specified codes, and unspecified codes.
  • Coding guideline explanations and examples. Detailed explanations and examples related to application of the ICD-10-CM chapter guidelines are provided at the beginning of each chapter in the tabular section.
  • Muscle/tendon translation table. This table is used to determine muscle/tendon action (flexor, extensor, other), which is a component of codes for acquired conditions and injuries affecting the muscles and tendons
  • Placeholder X. This icon alerts the coder to an important ICD-10-CM convention - the use of a “placeholder X” for three-, four- and five-character codes requiring a seventh character extension.
ICD-10-CM Documentation 2018: Essential Charting Guidance to Support Medical Necessity add to my favorites
Publication Date:                                September 2017
Publisher:                                           American Medical Association
Binding and Size:                               Softbound, 8½" × 11"
Page Count:                                       Approx. 500
Item Number:                                     OP168018
ISBN                                                   978-1-62202-610-4
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ICD-10-CM requires very specific documentation to correctly choose diagnostic codes, a skill that both coders and physicians must master to code successfully. Moving beyond the transition to ICD-10, the new edition focuses on the key role proper documentation plays in supporting medical necessity. 

ICD-10-CM Documentation 2018 brings coders and physicians together to ensure documentation success, identifying all ICD-10-CM documentation requirements using detailed checklists.

Designed for use alongside an ICD-10-CM codebook, this comprehensive training guide provides all the tools necessary to conduct an effective documentation analysis and to create a corrective action plan, making it ideal for both non-facility and facility coders. The chapter organization mirrors the structure of codebooks and all guidance is geared toward the process of code decision-making. In addition, exercises and quizzes test knowledge and understanding of key points throughout the book.

Accurate coding requires access to the up-to-date ICD-10-CM code set found in this resource. Don’t rely on outdated information!

Features and Benefits
  • New codes, revisions and deletions, plus guideline updates for 2018 — final 2018 changes will be integrated into every pertinent chapter, checklist, scenario and quiz
  • Detailed, full-page anatomy illustrations — for better interpretation of clinical notes
  • Checklists to identify documentation elements — for categories, subcategories and codes
  • Checklists for specialty-specific documentation — to review current records and identify any documentation deficiencies
  • ICD-10-CM documentation scenarios — display documentation requirements with important elements highlighted
  • CDI checklists — identify common documentation deficiencies faced when coding COPD, Pneumonia and Sepsis/SIRS
  • Glossary of Medical Terminology
  • Scenarios — illustrate required documentation in ICD-10-CM with additional ICD-10 requirements highlighted so readers can understand where the documentation will appear in common coding scenarios based on real-life health care encounters
  • End of chapter quizzes — dive into coding practice with the conditions discussed in each chapter
Medicare RBRVS 2018: The Physicians’ Guide add to my favorites
Publication Date:                     January 2018
Publisher:                                American Medical Association
Binding and Size:                    Softbound, 8½" × 11"
Page Count:                            Approx. 600
Item Number:                          OP059618
ISBN:                                       978-1-62202-614-2
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The 27th edition of Medicare RBRVS: The Physicians’ Guide 2018 provides the much-needed updated information on the new 2018 Medicare Physician Payment Schedule, payment rules, conversion factor, CPT and HCPCS RVUs, and GPCIs that affect the physician practice. This book is a must-have tool for physician practices because it offers invaluable insight and information needed to understand Medicare’s resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS) payment system, and to help physician practices establish physician charges and to calculate Medicare payments.
  • NEW FOR 2018! The complete RVU table in an electronic file. Purchase the book and receive access to the complete RVU table in an Excel file format. Use the file to sort, filter, calculate, and present the data to meet your needs. Quarterly updates are also available. Initial file and quarterly updates will be delivered by an emailed link.
  • Critical insight into the RBRVS system - detailed background information on the RBRVS system, an in-depth explanation on the key components and operation of the payment system, use of the RBRVS by Medicare and the private sector, geographic adjustments, conversion factors, limits on physician charges and CMS adoption of the Physician Practice Information Survey Data and other Practice Expense Methodology changes
  • Updated information on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, payment rules, and the conversion factor - covers new payment rules that take effect in 2018
  • Updated RVUs for 2018 CPT® codes including every RVU element - Physician Work, Practice Expense (Facility and Nonfacility) and Professional Liability Insurance
  • List of RVUs for CPT and HCPCScoded procedures and services — calculate and establish physician charges using RBRVS relative values
  • List of RVUs for anesthesiology services
  • List of geographic practice cost indices (GPCIs, pronounced as “gypsies”) for each for each Medicare payment locality - Physician Work, Practice Expense and Malpractice Insurance
Principles of CPT® Coding, ninth edition add to my favorites
Publication Date:                     April 2017
Publisher:                                American Medical Association
Binding and Size:                    Softbound, 8½" × 11"
Page Count:                            856
Item Number:                          OP501016
ISBN:                                       978-1-62202-551-0
List Price:                                $74.95
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The newest edition of this best-selling educational resource contains the essential information needed to understand all sections of the CPT codebook but now boasts inclusion of multiple new chapters and a significant redesign. The ninth edition of Principles of CPT® Coding is now arranged into two parts:
  • CPT and HCPCS coding
  • An overview of documentation, insurance, and reimbursement principles
Part 1 provides a comprehensive and in-depth guide for proper application of service and procedure codes and modifiers for which this book is known and trusted. A staple of each edition of this book, these revised chapters detail the latest updates and nuances particular to individual code sections and proper code selection.

Part 2 consists of new chapters that explain the connection between and application of accurate coding, NCCI edits, and HIPAA regulations to documentation, payment, insurance, and fraud and abuse avoidance.
The new full-color design offers readers of the illustrated ninth edition a more engaging and far better educational experience.

Features and Benefits
  • New content! New chapters covering documentation, NCCI edits, HIPAA, payment, insurance, and fraud and abuse principles build the reader’s awareness of these inter-related and interconnected concepts with coding.
  • New learning and design features
    •  Vocabulary terms highlighted within the text and defined within the margins that conveniently aid readers in strengthening their understanding of medical terminology
    • “Advice/Alert Notes” that highlight important information, exceptions, salient advice, cautionary advice regarding CMS, NCCI edits, and/or payer practices
    • Call outs to “Clinical Examples” that are reminiscent of what is found in the AMA publications CPT® Assistant, CPT® Changes, and CPT® Case Studies
    •  “Case Examples” peppered throughout the chapters that can lead to valuable class discussions and help build understanding of critical concepts
    •  Code call outs within the margins that detail a code description
    • Full-color photos and illustrations that orient readers to the concepts being discussed
    • Single-column layout for ease of reading and note-taking within the margins
    • Exercises that are Internet-based or linked to use of the AMA CPT® QuickRef app that encourage active participation and develop coding skills
    • Hands-on coding exercises that are based on real-life case studies
  • New and extensive end-of-chapter “Evaluate Your Understanding” sections that include open ended questions, true-orfalse questions, a terminology assessment, hands-on case studies based on real-life scenarios for coding, Internet-based exercises, and questions paired exclusively to the new AMA CPT® QuickRef app
  • New educator resources that include an instructor’s manual, chapter slide presentations, test bank, and mock certification exams
  • New binding that allows for lay-flat display of pages when the book is in use and easy recognition of the title when the book is shelved
  • Updated “Coding Tips” and “Examples” that highlight and clarify content and increase understanding, respectively