The current procedural terminology
(CPT), 1CD-9, and upcoming ICD-10 codes contained in RCM systems, which represent tests ordered and their corresponding prices, are valuable sources of data for the government and payors.
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Procedural Coding and Reimbursement for Physician Services: Applying Current Procedural Terminology
and HCPCS is a 'must' for any college-level collection strong in the basics of CPT and HCPCS coding: it provides exercises based on case documentation and packs in analysis and coding of clinical data, using self-assessment tests and exercises to reinforce the latest code sets.
Categories: Health, Beneficiaries, Billing procedures, Budgets, Cost effectiveness analysis, Erroneous payments, Medical economic analysis, Medical fees, Medical history, Medical procedures, Medical services rates, Medicare, Medicare Part B, Outpatient care, Overpayments, Patient care services, Payments, Physicians, Physicians Current Procedural Terminology
System, Questionable payments
This 2009 edition offers a more detailed discussion of Medicare's payment policies, provides updated information on payment rules that took effect in 2009, and offers more details for each Current Procedural Terminology
(CPT) code on payment policies and policy actions the AMA has taken since enactment of payment system revisions.
Also, the highest volume procedure on the bidding list--the collection of blood specimen by venipuncture--is not even a lab test, but is listed in the surgical section of the Current Procedural Terminology
He currently sits on the prestigious American Medical Association Current Procedural Terminology
Current Procedural Terminology
(CPT) from the American Medical Association;
Many private insurance providers recognize the benefits of telerehabilitation and are currently reimbursing under traditional Current Procedural Terminology
In response to the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 and the negotiated rule-making it required, CMS expects to implement 23 national coverage policies embracing 66 Current Procedural Terminology
(CPT) codes covering ~60% of laboratory tests currently billed to the Medicare program.
The rule also mandates use of various medical code sets, including the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Clinical Revision (ICD-9CM) and Physician Current Procedural Terminology
Updated Current Procedural Terminology
and International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9 codes.