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Coding Essentials for RT/Pulmonary Function


Price: $167.00

Product Code: PRT17



Comprehensive, trusted answers and guidance.

You simply won't find a more complete or more trusted guide to coding and billing for respiratory therapy services and pulmonary function testing. Our experts have the answers you need updated for 2017 and they present this information clearly and succinctly. Highlights:

  • Step-by-step through coding and billing for a full range of respiratory therapy services and pulmonary function testing
  • Easy to navigate starts with coding and billing essentials to help ensure the correct reimbursement; subsequent sections are organized by types of services and CPT®/HCPCS code sequence
  • Sections on specific services include:
    • Descriptions of the services provided
    • Listings of the corresponding CPT/HCPCS and revenue codes, along with explanations of intended code usage
    • Billing tips
  • Hospital OPPS rates plus information on local and national coverage determinations (LCDs/NCDs)
  • Special help with common areas of confusion and noncompliance, such as:
    • Billing for breathing treatments a prime RAC target
    • Unbundling of codes
    • Incorrectly billing for routine monitoring, oxygen and services not specifically ordered by a physician
    • Interpreting Medicare medical necessity coverage policies and frequency limitations

UPDATED FOR 2017, including:

  • 2017 codes and payment information
  • New chapter on ICD-10 codes and their impact on coding and billing for RT services
  • New guidance with medical necessity requirements
  • Updated clarification on appropriately assigning PFT codes
  • New clarification of medically unlikely edits (MUEs) related to NCCI edits for breathing treatments

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