2025 Coding Companion® for Neurosurgery/Neurology (Spiral)

Optum | 2025 | LaJuana Green; Felicia Kolasi

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Item #: ATNN25
ISBN: 9781622549269
Available: Dec 12 2024

Consolidate the coding process with the Coding Companion, your one-stop coding resource developed exclusively for neurosurgery and neurology. This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide is updated for 2025 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, including CPT® full code descriptions, lay descriptions, coding tips, post op or follow-up days, Medicare edits including IOM references and Medicare Unlikely Edit designations (MUE), 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, and other significant updates for this Coding Companion, are available online at Optumcoding.com Product Update page.

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LaJuana Green, RHIA, CCS

Ms. Green is a Registered Health Information Administrator with more than 35 years of experience in multiple areas of information management. She has proven expertise in the analysis of medical record documentation, assignment of ICD-10-CM and PCS codes, DRG validation, and CPT code assignment in ambulatory surgery units and the hospital outpatient setting. Her experience includes serving as a director of a health information management department, clinical/technical editing, new technology research and writing, medical record management, utilization review activities, quality assurance, tumor registry, medical library services, and chargemaster maintenance. Ms. Green is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Felicia Kolasi, CPC-I, CPC-CRCR, RH-CBS

Ms. Kolasi has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare profession. She has served in a variety of roles including education, auditing, inpatient hospital coding, and physician and hospital outpatient coding. She has an extensive background in charge master, rural health coding and billing, professional component coding, medical record documentation improvement processes, HIPAA compliance, and has proven expertise in assignment of E/M codes. She also taught medical insurance, coding and billing, and (AAPC) PMCC curriculum at a local community college. Ms. Kolasi is an active member and is credentialed by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and is an active member of ArchProCoding for Rural & Community Health.