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 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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APC look up provides necessary detail on one page including long descriptor, payment and coverage info and more.

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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.

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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.

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ICD-10-CM CODES

Medical coding is based on International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10-CM codes, a collection of more than 70,000 seven-character codes that describe what can sicken, poison, hurt, or kill you. Providers and facilities must report ICD-10-CM codes to establish medical necessity for payment. Researchers and government require ICD-10-CM to accumulate for public health research and actuarial studies.

AAPC Coder simplifies the traditional ICD-10-CM lookup of consulting the Index to Diseases and Injuries, Table of Drugs and Chemicals, and Index of External Causes, then finding the code of greatest specificity in the Tabular Section through an easy-to-use search using keywords, code, or code ranges. Other ways AAPC coder eases accurately finding and report the codes include:

  • Presentation by Code Chapters, which are then broken into Categories
  • Official Guidelines back to the 2014 Draft Release and every year since.
  • 2017 and 2018 changes to the codes and their descriptions.
  • Indexes and Tables presented separately for additional study.
  • Add-ons that allow medical coders to search by term, DRG, MDC, APC, and OPPS
  • Notes and favorites lists for those commonly reported codes
  • Payment and other information unique to each code