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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
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-9 Codes

INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES, 9TH REVISION, CLINICAL MODIFICATION ICD-9-CM VOLUMES 1 & 2 (DIAGNOSES) is the code set used by Non-HIPAA covered entries (Workers’ Compensation and auto insurance companies) that were not required to convert to ICD-10. Auditors who are reviewing claims prior to 2015 and HCC Medicare Advantage Risk Adjustment coders still need access to this extensive code set. AAPC Coder makes this simple and easy to accomplish. ICD-9-CM Volumes 1 and 2 represent the diagnosis/reason a procedure is done.

The format for ICD-9 diagnoses codes is a decimal placed after the first three characters and two possible add-on characters following: xxx.xx. ICD-9 PCS were used to report procedures for inpatient hospital services from Volume 3, which represent procedures that were done at inpatient hospital facilities. AAPC Coder give you ready access to these legacy codes making your audit work faster and more accurate.

June 18, 2019

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and United States friends will gather to celebrate our independence. With the celebration comes a slew of accidents and injuries. Here are some ICD-... [ Read More ]

June 10, 2019

With so many complications that involve many specialties, correct coding is essential on many levels. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a systemic condition prevalent throughout the United States and the s... [ Read More ]

June 01, 2019

The root cause of the dementia will lead you to the correct diagnosis code. A diagnosis of “dementia” requires us to first understand the term. According to the Alzheimer's Association: Dementi... [ Read More ]

May 23, 2019

By Rebecca Caux-Harry, BFA, CPC One of the many benefits of working for a nation-wide company, such as 3M Health Information Systems, is visibility into payer actions from coast to coast. Many cust... [ Read More ]

May 07, 2019

Excludes 1 and 2 notes often hold the key to preventing claims denials. There are two type of excludes notes in the ICD-10-CM classification system: Excludes 1 and Excludes 2. Medical coders need t... [ Read More ]

I am wondering what documentation does everyone code from when coding abdominal ultrasounds:76700, 76705? We perform the technical component in our office. Do you use the images... [ Read More ]
The resident saw a patient in the clinic and wrote his note, which the attending physician cosigned. The attending physician then wrote a separate note with the same date and t... [ Read More ]
Does anyone have any idea what diagnosis code should be used when a patient comes with compression fracture of lumbar for kyphoplasty procedure
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I took the CPC exam on June 15, this past Saturday. The first time I took it, I didn't get finished in time and had to guess on 5 or 6 sections (yes, it was a L... [ Read More ]
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With the new code for BCG instillations beginning 7/1/19, am I correct in assuming that if a patient gets a half dose, it would be reported as J9031 0.5 units?... [ Read More ]
I have an H&P where the patient was admitted through the ED. The H&P physician has referenced the ED report for the review of systems. Can this be counted if I pull ... [ Read More ]
We are a Podiatric Surgeons office and bill for multiple x-rays at a given visit. We have been getting denials when billing 73630 with 73650 or 73630 with 73610 mainly from BCB... [ Read More ]
What is the appropriate way to bill in EVAR repairs in which a general surgeon performs the arterial exposure and then an interventional radiologist places the endograft? The g... [ Read More ]
Are the device to procedure lists still available on CMS' website?
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