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Gastroenterology Coding Manual

AGA Institute/Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists

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ISBN 10: 1603560025 / ISBN 13: 9781603560023
Published by AGA Institute Press
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Title: Gastroenterology Coding Manual

Publisher: AGA Institute Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:VERY GOOD

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Skilled, efficient, and accurate medical coding maximizes reimbursement for services rendered and protects your practice. The fully updated .Gastroenterology Coding Manual is an essential resource for every gastroenterology practice.

The first part of the book presents the GI-relevant procedure codes you need, with clear, reliable usage guidelines so you can apply them appropriately. The second part covers coding conventions, such as modifiers, HCPCS, how to code operative reports, coding-specific anatomy/terminology, and details on compliance standards.

Learn how to code a screening colonoscopy that turns into a polypectomy or biopsy.
Make the best use of coding modifiers.
Select the correct level of service for evaluation and management services.
Test your skills with challenging exercises that present coding case scenarios.
Use the indexes to find the code or topic you need.

All information is completely updated for 2008. To keep you current, the manual includes access to future coding changes through a dedicated page on the AGA Web site at

Whether you are studying for coding certification or need an easy-to-use, well-organized reference for the office, the Gastroenterology Coding Manual will help you unravel the complex rules and conventions of GI coding.

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The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) is dedicated to the mission of advancing the science and practice of gastroenterology. Founded in 1897, the AGA is the oldest medical-specialty society in the United States. Comprised of two non-profit organizations, the AGA and the AGA Institute, our more than 15,500 members include physicians and scientists who research, diagnose and treat disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and liver.
The Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists offers coding certification in more than a dozen medical specialties. Employers recognize PAHCS for its requirements in certifying coders and prefer employing coders who are certified.

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