2023 Coding Companion® for Emergency Medicine/Critical Care/Infectious Disease

Optum | 2023 | Nannette Orme



199.95
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Item #: AEMC23
ISBN: 9781622549085
Available: Dec 2022








Consolidate the coding process with the Coding Companion, your one-stop coding resource developed exclusively for emergency medicine, urgent care, critical care, and infectious disease. This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide is updated for 2023 and organized by specialty-specific CPT® codes. Each CPT® code includes its official description and lay description, coding tip, Medicare edits, and relative value units and is cross-coded to common ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes to complete the coding process. Getting to the code information you need has never been so easy.

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  • Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services Guidelines – E/M codes are used every day in your practice. Now with CPT® E/M Guidelines and our Optum Coding Tips, you have all the information you need to select the correct E/M code for the service provided.  
  • Quickly find information – All the information you need is provided with the CPT® code, including illustrations, lay descriptions, coding tips, clinical terms, Medicare RVUs and IOM references, and commonly associated ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes.
  • Procedure code icons – Quickly identify new, revised, add-on, and telemedicine procedure codes, making your coding process for procedures and E/M services quick and efficient.
  • ICD-10-CM code icons – Icons identifying male and female only codes, as well as age-related and laterality diagnosis codes.
  • Easily determine fees for your practice and reinforce consistency in the charges. Relative value units including the practice, work, and malpractice components with the total RVUs for non-facility and facility are included.
  • CPT® Assistant references – Identifies that an article or discussion of the CPT® code has been in the American Medical Association’s CPT® Assistant newsletter. Use the citation to locate the correct volume. 
  • Avoid claim denials and/or audits – Medicare payer information includes references to Internet Only Manual (IOM) guidelines, follow-up days, and assistant-at-surgery. 
  • CCI edits by CPT® and HCPCS procedure code – CPT® and HCPCS procedure codes with their associated CCI edits are provided in a special section. Quarterly updates are available online at OptumCoding.com Product Update page.


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Nannette Orme, CPC, CCS-P, CPMA, CEMC

Ms. Orme has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare profession. She has extensive background in CPT®/HCPCS and ICD-9-CM coding and has completed comprehensive ICD-10-CM and PCS training. Her prior experience includes physician clinics and healthcare consulting. Her areas of expertise include physician audits and education, compliance and HIPAA legislation, litigation support for Medicare self-disclosure cases, hospital chargemaster maintenance, workers' compensation, and emergency department coding. Ms. Orme has presented at national professional conferences, contributed articles for several professional publications, and served on the advisory board of a local college. She is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.