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.

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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-PCS Code Lookup

Facility medical coders and billers rely on the ICD-10-Procedure Coding System (PCS) to completely describe the procedures performed in the inpatient setting. Based on 'smart codes' that describe the anatomical regions, body part, approach, device used, and any qualifiers, the ICD-10-PCS coding system uses tables to help the medical coder find one of 87,000 codes that best describes the service.

The ICD-10-PCS coding system is essential to hospital coding because it is often paired with the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code to determine the Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) through the hospital reports to be paid. AAPC Coder helps determine the proper code via table and operation, along with the following aids:

  • Official ICD-10-PCS Guidelines from the current set to 2015, when the codes became effective
  • Official CMS Index linked to tables
  • Search by keyword, operation, or code
  • Current and previous changes to the code set
  • Up-to-date changes as released by CMS
  • Ability to cross-walk to DRGs
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January 02, 2019

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January 02, 2019

Define, identify, and code this new form of bullying. ICD-10-CM code revisions effective Oct. 1, 2018, acknowledge a new reality: psychological abuse inflicted through social media. T74.3      ... [ Read Full Story ]

December 26, 2018

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