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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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The HCPCS Coding Clinic delivers the official guidance published quarterly by the American Hospital Association (AHA) Central Office on correct HCPCS level II code usage. Each issue offers consistent and accurate advice for the proper use of HCPCS and includes information on HCPCS reporting for hospitals HCPCS Level 1 (CPT®) and Level II codes, the latest code assignments from emerging technologies, and real examples.

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CPT 99359, Under Prolonged Service Without Direct Patient Contact

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 99359 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Prolonged Service Without Direct Patient Contact.

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August 13, 2019
Changes to payment, coding, and documentation policies for evaluation and management (E/M) services finalized in the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule are necessary to align with the Ameri... [ Read More ]
March 21, 2019
Good Afternoon! I want to share information from a wonderful AAPC chapter meeting I attended in Region 3, Lexington, Kentucky, on August 21, 2018. I was fortunate to catch a presentation by Patricia H... [ Read More ]
September 05, 2018
Coding 99495 and 99496 takes more effort than deciding whether the patient is seen 7 vs. 14 days after discharge. The CPT® guidelines for transitional care management (TCM) codes 99495 and 99496 seem... [ Read More ]
October 01, 2017
Ensure your home visits are medically necessary and meet payer billing requirements. By Beth Schleeper, COC, CPC, CPB, CPCO, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CEMC, AAPC Fellow As a patient, having a physician come ... [ Read More ]
February 27, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) typically does not allow separate payment for physician services that do not require face-to-face time with a patient. As of Jan. 1, 2017, CMS ha... [ Read More ]
I have a physician who works in conjunction with an NP (we have an Ortho walk-in clinic). On the days he's in the OR, he wants her to see the patient and do the history/exam. Once he's out of surger... [ Read More ]
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Hi MFM specialty billers I am new to the specialty and would like to know if a Dr has seen a patient within the 3 year period and is now seeing them again for (2nd pregnancy) can the provider still b... [ Read More ]
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Good Morning Everyone, I have a question regarding billing office visits and minor procedures on the same day. A physician at our practice has asked us to start billing office visits and minor proc... [ Read More ]
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