2013 Coding Workbook for the Physician's Office by Alice Covell

By Alice Covell

Reflecting the newest practices from the sector, 2013 CODING WORKBOOK FOR THE PHYSICIAN'S workplace permits readers to extend their scientific vocabulary, enhance their CPT and ICD-9-CM coding talents, and transition to ICD-10-CM. Coding workouts reference each one element of the CPT and ICD-9-CM coding manuals in addition to HPCS point II codes. super thorough, the workbook corresponds to the newest code releases, comprises up to date certification variety questions and gives complete, critical-thinking coding eventualities. additionally it is middle for Medicare and Medicaid prone (CMS) directions for analysis coding and reporting to physicians. Annual code updates, accuracy, flexibility and brevity are the signature positive aspects that proceed to make this e-book a bestseller.

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The ­Interventional Radiology Coding Users’ Guide is very helpful in explaining these services. Many specialists perform S&I studies, not just radiologists. Note that a written report, signed by the doctor interpreting the study, is part of the service and may not be billed separately. Nuclear medicine, once limited to the hospital setting, is now part of some medical practices. Remember that the service at the doctor’s office is the global or complete service, both the professional and technical components.

Name _________________________ Hemic and Lymphatic — Mediastinum and Diaphragm (38100–39599) 2013 CPT Codes 1. Superficial needle biopsy of inguinal lymph node 2. Complete right axillary lymphadenectomy 3. Repair acute traumatic hernia of diaphragm 4. Insertion of thoracic duct cannula 5. Drainage of single lymph node abscess, left axilla 6. Laparoscopic splenectomy 7. Excision of deep axillary node, right 8. Radical retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy 9. Lymphangiotomy 10. Mediastinoscopy with biopsy 11.

There may be a mini-index to that section. The HCPCS index may show a single code, a range of codes, or provide no listing for that service. Like the CPT index, you may need to think of other ways to describe the service if you are to find the correct code. HCPCS modifiers appear in the appendix or near the front of the book. Another appendix contains a summary of code changes. A different appendix has a list of modified or deleted codes. There are two sorted lists in HCPCS, a table of drugs, and a general index.

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