CPT Coding Essentials for Orthopaedics Upper and Spine 2017

CPT Coding Essentials for Orthopaedics Upper and Spine 2017

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This comprehensive resource offers the information needed to accurately code for orthopedics. Optimized for medical necessity and reimbursement understanding, this guide focuses on a subset of musculoskeletal surgeries, medicine and ancillary services CPT® codes chosen by experts who take into consideration utilization, denial risk and complexity.


CPT® Coding Essentials for Orthopedics: Upper Extremities & Spine 2017contains plain English descriptions of each CPT® code, coding tips, CPT® to ICD-10-CM crosswalks and other valuable information making specialty coding easier and more efficient than ever.

Additionally, specialty-tailored sections offering detailed explanations of anatomy, physiology and documentation needed for relevant sections of ICD-10-CM make this the most complete code book companion on the market.


CPT® Coding Essentials for Orthopedics: Upper Extremities and Spine 2017allows you to access useful, definitive, specialty-specific coding information beyond what is provided in a full procedural code book. It supports decision-making for compliant code selection with contextually relevant billing/coverage rules and tips, and helps to reduce denials and requests for additional documentation.

Features include:

  • 2017 CPT® codes — for upper body orthopedics and spine
  • Powerful crosswalks — identify medical necessity with CPT® to ICD-10-CM crosswalks
  • Plain English descriptions — for hundreds of orthopedics codes/code groups
  • Code-specific RVUs — determine fees, global days, assistant-at-surgery and prior approval at a glance
  • CPT® coding guidelines — the official guidelines from the American Medical Association
  • NCCI edits — help identify which codes are bundled and which codes can be billed separately
  • High-quality, annotated illustrations — provide visual clarification for coding
  • Pub 100 references
  • Anatomy and physiology overview — for ICD-10-CM musculoskeletal system conditions
  • Overview of documentation requirements — for ICD-10-CM musculoskeletal system diagnoses
  • Documentation checklists — for ICD-10-CM musculoskeletal system diagnoses