Medical coding

Medical classification, or medical coding, is the process of transforming descriptions of medical diagnosis and procedures into universal medical code numbers. The diagnoses and procedures are usually taken from a variety of sources within the health care record, such as the transcription of the physician’s notes, laboratory results, radiologic results, and other sources.


Coders’ Specialty Guide 2019: Neurology/Neurosurgery


Everything you need to code a procedure is arranged for speedy reference on one page-official code descriptors, ICD-10 CrossRefs, RVUs, and lay terms in everyday language for every CPT code, along with CCI edits, anatomical illustrations, expert coding tips, best-in-class strategies, and reimbursement details for Medicare.

Error-proof your claims with everything you need at your fingertips:

CPT codes common to your specialty, including 2019 new and revised codes Official descriptors for Category I-III codes to make your code selection simpler Lay term explanations to help you understand complex procedures Insider coding and billing tips for reporting specific CPT codes Updated Medicare reimbursement rates for both physicians and hospitals RVUs for facility and non-facility for more accurate payments Modifier crosswalks CCI edits to make your bundling decisions easier Helpful indicators (global days, diagnostic tests, and more) Neurology/neurosurgery terminology with easy-to-understand definitions Even more CPT codes for neurology and neurosurgery HCPCS codes, lay terms, and surefire tips to boost payment for supplies, equipment, and drugs Quick-view ICD-10-CM crosswalks to check medical necessity Index of all specialty codes with page numbers for simpler code look-up Dictionary-style headers with code ranges on each page Descriptive illustrations with related codes for each image And much more!

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