Auditors’ Desk Reference 2024

Complete resource helps you understand your denials, better manage your claims process, and audit claims and administrative procedures to identify any underlying problems that can lead to denials.

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Item will be released by December 31, 2023.

  • Item# AUDR24
  • Edition: 2024
  • Format: 8.5" x 11" Softbound
  • ISBN#: 978-1-62254-966-5
  • Availability: December 2023
  • Product Notes:
  • Pre-order for late December 2023 shipment.

A comprehensive resource for code selection and validation.

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This unique manual shows what the medical record must contain for correct coding and billing of specific medical and diagnostic services and procedures.

The Auditors’ Desk Reference 2024 provides coders and anyone concerned about coding with an auditor’s perspective on the clinical detail, regulatory instructions, and coding protocol needed for code assignment. Avoid the devastating effects of outside audits and reviews with this detailed coding tool.

Exclusive Optum Edge features found in this Optum360 insurance desk reference:

  • Optum360 Edge — Get online access to customizable audit worksheets. Protect your revenue critical services and procedures.

Additional features and benefits of Auditors’ Desk Reference include:

  • Expanded office and other outpatient E/M services (99202-99215) section. Keep up to date on the new reporting guidelines.
  • Conduct skilled internal audits. Ensure proper reimbursement.
  • Differentiate between similar procedures. Compare and contrast seemingly similar, but different, procedures.
  • Completely updated for 2024 code set and regulatory changes.
  • Increase revenue. Learn the appropriate way to report telehealth services.
  • Provides coders with an auditor’s perspective. Know the clinical detail, regulatory instructions, and coding best practices needed for code assignment.
  • Know what information needs to be in the medical record and on the claim form to capture appropriate reimbursement.
  • Know the key terms that need to be mentioned in the medical record to support code assignment.
  • See the medical conditions that are indicated for diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical purposes.
  • Gain valuable code intelligence. Confirm correct code assignment.
  • Train your staff. This resource is thorough and can easily be used to train staff how to assign codes appropriately.
  • Correct modifier assignment. Modifier decision-making trees assist with assigning correct modifiers.
  • Supports best practices.

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