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Coding and Payment Guide for Laboratory Services 2018

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 Coding and Payment Guide for Laboratory Services  2018

The Coding and Payment Guide for Laboratory Services is your one-stop coding, billing and documentation guide to submitting claims with greater precision and efficiency. This guide has the latest laboratory and pathology-specific, 2018 CPT® and HCPCS procedure, ICD-10-CM and HCPCS Level II code sets along with Medicare payer information, CCI edits, helpful code descriptions and clinical definitions

Features and benefits

  • New — Code icons. Quickly identify new, revised and add-on procedure codes related to lab and pathology.
  • New — CPT® Assistant references. Identifies that an article or discussion of the CPT® code has been in the American Medical Association’s CPT® Assistant newsletter. Use the citation to locate the correct volume.
  • Optum360 Edge—HCPCS procedure codes. Only Optum360 offers HCPCS procedure codes specific to your specialty with the same information as we provide for CPT® codes. 
  • Quickly find information. All the information you need is provided, including CPT® full code descriptions, lay descriptions, coding tips, procedure code-specific documentation and reimbursement tips, CPT® Assistant references and Medicare references. 
  • Avoid confusion with easy-to-understand descriptions. Includes clear lay explanations of procedures represented by CPT® and HCPCS procedure codes. 
  • Prevent claim denials and stay up-to-date with Medicare payer information. Review Medicare Pub. 100 references containing information linked to HCPCS Level II and CPT® codes tailored to lab and pathology, to prepare cleaner claims before submission. 
  • Easily determine fees for your practice and reinforce consistency in the charges. Relative value units including the practice, work, and malpractice components with total RVUs for non-facility and facility for procedures and Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule references are included. 
  • CCI Edits by CPT® and HCPCS code. CPT® codes with associated CCI edits in a special section and quarterly updates available online. 
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