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CPT Coding Essentials for Cardiology 2020



CPT® Coding Essentials for Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020

Optimized for medical necessity and reimbursement understanding, this all-in-one resource focuses on the most important
CPT® and HCPCS codes for cardiology and vascular surgery, plus medicine and ancillary services codes chosen by experts who
have taken into consideration utilization, denial risk and complexity.

CPT® Coding Essentials optimizes both CPT and ICD-10 code selection with helpful CPT®-to-ICD-10-CM crosswalks and detailed
explanations of anatomy, physiology and documentation. Other than the AMA CPT® Professional Edition codebook, this is the
only book in the market with verbatim CPT®-panel–approved guidelines and parenthetical information specific to cardiology
and vascular surgery.

This is the ideal daily companion featuring useful, definitive specialty-specific coding information beyond what is provided
in a full procedural codebook.

Cardiology and vascular coding and billing knowledge that otherwise might take years of experience or multiple resources
to accumulate is available in a single volume.

Features and Benefits

• A subset of specialty-specific CPT® codes chosen by experts based on utilization, deniel risk and complexity.

• Official AMA coding guidelines pertinent to the specialty and not available in any other specialty codebooks in the market

• Official code-specific CPT® parenthetical instructions

• Plain English descriptors that clarify for the reader the details of the service represented by the CPT® code

• CPT® Assistant citations

• Procedural illustrations

• Crosswalks from CPT® to ICD-10-CM

• National Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits to identify bundled and separately billable codes

• CMS Pub 100 billing guidance citations

• Facility and non-facility relative value units (RVUs) including global surgery days, physician work and practice,
malpractice and total expenses as well as those modifiers that can affect relative values

• Additional chapters on terminology and anatomy, HCPCS codes, CPT® modifiers and ICD-10-CM coding and
documentation practices

• Appendixes offering clinical documentation checklists and evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines