EXTENDED - Save Up to 50% on Exam Prep Courses - FREE Code Books with Select  Packages | Learn More
AAPC Coder Complete
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.

To get access to this feature.
APC look up provides necessary detail on one page including long descriptor, payment and coverage info and more.

To get access to this feature.
CPT Assistant
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.

To get access to this feature.
This add-on is available with
Coding Clinic
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.

To get access to this feature.
This add-on is available with

CPT 99489, Under Complex Chronic Care Coordination Evaluation and Management Services

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 99489 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Complex Chronic Care Coordination Evaluation and Management Services.

Search across CPT® codesets. Look up medical codes using a keyword or a code. Available With a Subscription to AAPC Coder! Login to see advance features.

Request a Demo 14 Days Free Trial Buy Now
June 10, 2019

As home-based primary care makes a comeback, be sure physicians’ payment for services isn’t obsolete. Many of us are old enough to remember “Marcus Welby, M.D.,” and the doctors on shows li... [ Read More ]

April 04, 2019

Medical coders and auditors are essential to their employer’s outcome in the Cost performance category. Of the four performance categories in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), — ... [ Read More ]

December 06, 2018

What Does it Take to Get Paid? AMA Morning Rounds (Dec. 5, Henry) discusses remote patient monitoring (RPM) and the “pitfalls you will want to avoid” as your practice implements this latest tel... [ 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 s... [ Read More ]

January 12, 2018

Your practitioners may be performing services for which they are neither being reimbursed nor receiving credit toward their quality reporting. You can help maximize their earning potential and rece... [ Read More ]

Hi -

If a patient sees one of the PAs in my group and is sent to the hospital and gets seen by one of the physicians on that same day, it's two separate visits, yes... [ Read More ]
When combining Body areas and Organ systems what are the rules? I have a provider selected 7 Organ systems and 1 Body area, however I thought the Body area had to state a relati... [ Read More ]
Can anyone offer clarification regarding the use of Behavior Change Intervention Codes 99406-99409? There is a 'Telemedicine' Symbol next to these codes. After reading the prefa... [ Read More ]
I'm confused about how to code return to work visits. We get patients who have been off work due to illness and they come in for a return to work exam and form to be filled out.... [ Read More ]
I work for an orthopaedic practice that also has pain management doctors. Our pain dr's do what they call an "objective VISUAL exam" on new patients consisting of body... [ Read More ]
Hello, this is an audit for a new provider, and I wanted to get some thoughts on what kind of credit to give for this?

Review of Systems:
A complete review ... [ Read More ]
Hello,

Does anyone have an E/M audit tool that they use? Or a website that is helpful?

Thanks!
... [ Read More ]
Patient seen by oncologist as a consult on an in-patient basis. When patient is discharged from the hospital and has a follow-up visit with the oncologist a week later is the p... [ Read More ]
Hi all - I am looking for some guidance. I am receiving Medicare Part B retractions after payment was made for my hospitalists providers Observation E/M services (mostly Discha... [ Read More ]
We code 99231-99233 for post op pain services.

Sample report,
History-Patient doing good on pain control stand point.
Pain scale-3
ROS-Allergy
[ Read More ]