Additional Tools: MedLearn Publishing Coding Guides

2017 Coding Essentials for RT/Pulmonary Function

Coding Essentials for RT/Pulmonary Function

MedLearn Publishing experts have the answers you need and they present this information clearly and succinctly. Highlights: Step-by-step through coding and billing for a full range of respiratory therapy services and pulmonary function testing. Easy to navigate that starts with coding and billing essentials to help ensure the correct reimbursement; subsequent sections are organized by types of services and CPT®/HCPCS code sequence. Covers code assignments by both hospital (technical) and physician (professional) entities. Sections on specific services include descriptions of the services provided, listings of the corresponding CPT/HCPCS and revenue codes, along with explanations of intended code usage and billing tips. Hospital OPPS rates plus information on local and national coverage determinations (LCDs/NCDs). Special help with common areas of confusion and noncompliance. Updated for 2017 including: codes, payment information, new guidance with medical necessity requirements, new clarification on how to appropriately assign PFT codes, new clarification of medically unlikely edits (MUEs) related to NCCI edits for breathing treatments.

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2017 Medicare Payment Guide for RT/Cardiopulmonary Services

Medicare Payment Guide for RT/Cardiopulmonary Services

This indispensable book clearly and concisely presents everything you need to ensure full payment and regulatory compliance. Order the 2017 edition today to get all the latest details in one convenient reference guide. Highlights: Starts with an overview of the hospital OPPS and 2017 update. Followed by two sections: Procedures with their ambulatory payment classifications (APCs), status indicators and 2017 base payment amounts and tables showing CPT®/HCPCS codes included in the APCs, with 2016 vs. 2017 payment rates. Updated for 2017, payment information and new information on bundled/packaged services.

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2017 Coding Essentials for Sleep Studies

Coding Essentials for Sleep Studies

This essential book, fully updated for 2017, can help you achieve the proper payment and avoid auditor action. Besides learning the basics of coding, billing and reimbursement, you’ll find out what the auditors are targeting and how to reduce the risk of repayment and penalties. Highlights include: 2017 coding information, CCI edit tables and payment tables, new coding tips and guidelines. New information and guidance with the documentation needed to support split nights, new case examples illustrating audit findings and how to prevent revenue loss. Updates on OIG and RAC targets for 2017. New information on medical necessity requirements, ABNs and the revenue implications of home sleep testing coverage.

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