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The 2021 Coding Guides series represents the ultimate coding reference for your medical specialty. Starting with a comprehensive introduction to CPT® and ICD-10-CM coding, each Coding Guide includes correct coding requirements and documentation guidelines, followed by CPT® codes for your specialty linked to ICD-10-CM codes, plus CCI exclusion codes and third party payer guidelines.
The 2021 Coding Guide series is designed to present the coding, compliance, and regulatory information you need for your specialty in a single, comprehensive resource. Because all of the critical information is presented together in an easy-to-use format, you will be able to code faster. Plus, the Medicare edits and CCI exclusion codes and other information will help you to avoid claim problems and reduce audit liability.
Each 2021 Coding Guide includes:
Sources of the Data
- Comprehensive introduction to CPT®, ICD-10-CM,and
- National correct coding requirements for your specialty
- Documentation guidelines
- CPT® 2021 codes most commonly reported by your specialty with full descriptions and coding notes
- ICD-10-CM 2021 diagnosis codes most commonly reported to support the listed CPT® code(s)
- HCPCS 2021 supply, materials and injection codes most commonly reported by your specialty
- Current Medicare edits including relative values (RVU), post-op days, coverage restrictions, policies regarding multiple procedures, bilateral procedures, payment for assistant surgeon, and more.
- Current and complete CCI edits with modifier indicators
The CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS codes listed for each medical specialty are derived from a computer analysis of over 600 million actual charges. The National Correct Coding Policy requirements and CCI edits are from the 2021 edition of Correct Coding Initiative (CCI), Version 25.0, effective for claims filed on or after January 1, 2021. The Medicare edits including relative values, policies and coverage restrictions are derived from the 2021 Physician's Fee Schedule.
CPT® is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association (AMA).
Coding guides are available for the following specialties: