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Principles of CPT Coding

Principles of CPT Coding - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-1579474119

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ISBN13: 978-1579474119
ISBN10: 157947411X
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Publisher: American Medical Association
Published: 2003
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Principles of CPT Coding - 3RD 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-1579474119

American Medical Association Publishing Staff

ISBN13: 978-1579474119
ISBN10: 157947411X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 03
Publisher: American Medical Association

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

Principles of CPT Coding provides numerous helpful features including:

  • More than 200 end-of-chapter exercises, relevant to the new 2004 codes, to test your understanding of the material.
  • An extensive review, more than 40 pages, of all CPT modifiers, complete with examples of appropriate modifier usage.
  • Coding tips that provide hints on code assignment, bundling and payer policies
  • An expanded Outpatient Reporting - Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) chapter.
  • A detailed discussion of the CPT surgical package concept.
  • Instructions on how to code from an operative report.
  • Illustrations and tables.
  • In addition to the features above, those who purchase this text can test their knowledge with additional online quizzes at www.ama-assn.org/go/cpt/online. Readers can earn up to three continuing education units (CEUs) by completing online quizzes based on textbook material.


The second edition of this publication was reviewed by Jackie Miller, RHIA, CPC, in the February 17, 2003 issue of Advance for Health Information Professionals. Her comments include the following:

Perhaps the best feature of this book, and the one that makes it such a valuable tool, is its depth of detail. For example, the section on maternity care contains extensive descriptions of obstetrical services, an explanation of the global obstetric package and several coding scenarios involving split care.

This thoroughness extends even to specialties that are typically not well covered in a general text, such as anesthesiology, pathology and interventional radiology. For example, the anesthesia section contains a discussion of payer preferences regarding use of anesthesia codes vs. surgical codes.

Many coders will find the section on modifiers to be extremely helpful. It covers modifier usage for both professional service and hospital reporting, and also includes comments on applicable Medicare guidelines.

Principles of CPT Coding is designed to be used by community colleges, career colleges, and vocational school programs for training. It is an excellent training tool for independent study or for those who want a comprehensive coding reference for office use. This text is also ideal for coders who are preparing for a certification exam.

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