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Coding and Payment Guide for the Physical Therapist — 2019



2019Coding and Payment Guide for the Physical Therapist

The Coding and Payment Guide for the Physical Therapistis your one-stop coding, reimbursement, and documentation resource developed exclusively for physical therapy. Co-produced with the American Physical Therapy Association,this comprehensive and easy-to-use guide is updated for 2019 and organized by specialty-specific CPT® codes. Each code includes its official description and lay description, coding tips, documentation and reimbursement tips, Medicare edits, and is cross-coded to common ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes to complete the coding process. Getting to the code information you need has never been so easy.

Key Features and Benefits

• New—Helpful illustrations. Detailed illustrations for a better understanding of therapy services.
• Code icons. Quickly identify new, revised, and add-on procedure codes related to your specialty.
• CPT® Assistant references. Identify that an article or discussion of the CPT code has been inthe American Medical Association’s CPT® Assistant newsletter. Use the citation to locate the correct volume.
• 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, clinical terms, Medicare IOM references, CPT® Assistant references, and commonly associated ICD-10-M diagnosis codes.
• Avoid claim denials and/or audits. Medicare payer information includes references from Internet Only Manual (IOM) guidelines, follow-up days, and assistant-at-surgery and modifier usage.
• CCI edits. Includes section with CCI Edits for CPT®and HCPCS procedure codes with quarterly updates available online.
• 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 facilityfor CPT codes are included.

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