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


Accidental mechanical suffocation by plastic bag (E913.1)

ICD-9 code E913.1 for Accidental mechanical suffocation by plastic bag is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY SUBMERSION, SUFFOCATION, AND FOREIGN BODIES (E910-E915).

Search across ICD-9 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
Coding
Code Descriptor and Instructional Notes
Accidental mechanical suffocation by plastic bag

ICD-9-CM Subcategories/Subclassifications
Category Notes
Chapter Specific Coding Guidelines
CC Exclusion List
Articles
Claims Edits
CPT
ICD-10-CM
Compliance
CMS Center

Incident-to billing for advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, etc.) has been available to limited license practitione... [ Read More ]

October 1 is a scary time for medical coders. There are fourth quarter updates to HCPCS Level II codes and code editors. Payment system and fee schedules are updated. And ICD-10-CM code changes go... [ Read More ]

It’s important to code with specificity the use of e-cigarette products. Too bad the ICD-10-CM code set falls short in this category. Six people have died from severe respiratory illness associat... [ Read More ]

There’s a painful fact about medicine today, one practitioners and healthcare organizations are often hesitant to talk about: Physicians choose to end their lives at a rate of around twice the re... [ Read More ]

USPSTF drafts new HCV screening recommendations. New recommendations aim to curb the growing number of individuals infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). To address this public health dilemma, ... [ Read More ]


Vino C. Mody Jr.
[ Read More ]
Vino C. Mody Jr.
[ Read More ]
Vino C. Mody Jr.
[ Read More ]
Vino C. Mody Jr.
[ Read More ]
Can someone please help me code this scenario:
PHN sees a patient for a quick office visit (i.e. pregnancy test visit) worthy of a 99211. Patient's pregnancy test come bac... [ Read More ]
Does anyone have a good E/M audit tool specific to optometry/ophthalmology that you're willing to share?

Tom Cheezum, O.D., CPC, COPC
... [ Read More ]
I have a physician wanting to see patients in SNF for the monthly home dialysis visit. Am I able to bill the 90966 with POS 31?

Thanks!
Amy
... [ Read More ]
I have a physician wanting to see patients in SNF for the monthly home dialysis visit. Am I able to bill the 90966 with POS 31?

Thanks!
Amy
... [ Read More ]
In the A/P the provider puts:

E11.21-T2DM w/diabetic nephropathy
E11.42-T2DM w/ diabetic polyneuropathy
morning FBS 160-200
Plan: increase Levemir... [ Read More ]
I am working on some Medicare Dermatology claims. It was billed with 11302 and 11302-59. Is there a better way to code this to get reimbursement? Medicare is denying the first 1... [ Read More ]