Coding Companion for Cardiology/Cardiothoracic Surgery/ Vascular Surgery 2013

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Consolidate the coding process with the one-stop resource developed exclusively for those who code for cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery. This comprehensive guide includes 2013 CPT and ICD-9-CM code sets specific to cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, and vascular surgery in an easy to use, one page format. Each page has the CPT code with its official description and a detailed illustration, as well as lay descriptions, coding tips, terminology, cross coding, and national Medicare relative value units. Getting to the code information you need has never been so easy. Key Features and Benefits Illustrated one-page format. All the information you need is on one illustrated page, including lay descriptions, coding tips, terms, cross coding, and Medicare RVUs and Pub. 100 references. Organized by CPT code. Essential procedures for cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery are listed by CPT code, along with crosswalks to ICD-9-CM diagnosis, procedure, and anesthesia codes. Easily determine fees for your practice and reinforce consistency in the charges. National Medicare relative value units for surgery codes and most diagnostic procedures are included. Avoid claim denials and or audits.Medicare payer information provides the references to Pub. 100 guidelines, follow up days, and assistant at surgery. CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.