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AAPC Coder Complete provides all the coding and reimbursement tools needed for inpatient coders, outpatient coders and CDI experts. Quickly view the OPPS fee schedules for freestanding ASCs and hospital based outpatient services in one place. For each CPT® code, you can identify the applicable modifiers, status indicators and payment indicators. For procedures that require devices, you can view if there is a credit adjustment policy for the device. Avoid bundling and determine proper modifier use by using the Medicare OPPS CCI checker for up to 25 codes at one time. The cross-reference tools allow you to forward and backward map CPT® to ICD-9-CM Volume 1 and 3, ICD-9-CM Volume 1 to ICD-10-CM and ICD-9-CM Volume 1 to the appropriate DRG options. Easily identity the DRG options, including CC and MCC, for each ICD-9-CM Volume 1 code.

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CPT® Assistant is the official word from the AMA on proper CPT® code usage. AAPC Coder's Code Connect add-on allows you to search all CPT® Assistant articles from 1990 to present by CPT® code to narrow the options to only related articles for quick coding guidance.

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CPT 80081, Under Organ or Disease Oriented Panels

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 80081 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Organ or Disease Oriented Panels.

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June 26, 2019
Medicare covers annual HIV screening. It is important for providers to recommend HIV screening because early detection will help their patients live longer, healthier lives. Claims reimbursement for t... [ Read More ]
October 18, 2017
Obstetric panel code 80081 is identical to 80055, with one exception: 80081 includes HIV testing. Required components for both codes include: Blood count, complete (CBC), and automated differential WB... [ Read More ]
June 13, 2017
Annual HIV screening is a reasonable and necessary preventive service, but claims reimbursement hinges on correct coding and a clear understanding of benefit limitations and requirements. Coding HIV S... [ Read More ]
March 09, 2016
CPT® 2016 introduced a new obstetric panel code, 80081 Obstetric panel (includes HIV testing), which is identical to the long-standing obstetric panel 80055 Obstetric panel, with one exception: The n... [ Read More ]
December 01, 2015
See what procedural coding changes will affect you most. The release of the 2016 CPT® codebook brings us approximately 350 new, revised, or deleted codes, as well as many new guidelines, coding tips,... [ Read More ]
I would like to learn coding specifically for Pathology and Laboratory on my own. I currently and learning to review CCI edits for laboratory and pathology. Part of my job description is to verify t... [ Read More ]
We are having rejections on this code for the modifier, anyone else having this problem?... [ Read More ]
Clinic is stating they placed an order for urinalysis 'digitally' so they don't need to submit documentation for the UA. I'm unable to code it as there is no diagnosis or intent for the procedure indi... [ Read More ]
Is anyone having difficulty on billing 36415 and 84153 together? Lately, I have been getting a denial for 84153 from Blue Shield when billed with 36415. Health plan states to use modifier 59 on this, ... [ Read More ]
Hi - I am being told that U0002 crosswalks to 87635 but U0001 crosswalks to 87999. Do you agree or should both HCPCS be able to crosswalk to 87635 depending on payer preference?... [ Read More ]
An ordering provider sends COVID-19 testing to an independent laboratory. The results are positive. The independent laboratory bills insurance. Should they use the diagnosis codes provided by the orde... [ Read More ]
I'm new to pathology coding. The pathologist will often grade lesion or biopsies specimen that are dysplasia like VIN or VAIN as II/III. When they do that which one am I suppose to code the lesser o... [ Read More ]
Good Morning! I have my pathologist stating on the report "It is uncertain the tumor being primary or metastatic, Clinical correlation is required." Now, seeing that he can't decide if it ... [ Read More ]
When a biopsy is performed and the dermatologist reads their own slides before sending it to pathology can the dermatologist use D48.5 on the requisition or is unspecified behavior or signs and sympto... [ Read More ]
Right now we do not bill anything for blood collection for labs when that blood is drawn from a port. I work in Oncology and Hematology and we have a lab onsite. When patients come in for lab work o... [ Read More ]