What’s a Quik-Pik?
For over 20 years we’ve produced coding and documentation “cheat sheets” that are used as handy coding and documentation guides, specifically for dermatology. You can locate commonly used procedure codes, E/M codes, and J-codes and reference important information on each code, including: CPT/HCPCS code, brief definition, postop days, multiple surgery reduction rule, Medicare Unlikely Edit code limitations, and whether the code is billed in units or not.
Each sheet is printed on durable, waterproof, and rip-proof plastic vinyl sheeting for longevity and durability
The 2018 CPT/E&M/Modifier Quik-Pik set includes four unique sheets in the set!
Sheet 1 – E&M/Consultation Documentation Guide
This cheat sheet tells you everything you need to properly document and select an E/M visit including new/established patient E/Ms, inpatient visit codes, and traditional consultation codes (still accepted by some commercial carriers).
We outline the minimum “key component” requirements for each level of care including HPI, ROS, Exam bullets, and Medical Decision Making. Or code based on time
We also outline (in detail) all the possible choices for documenting history of present illness, review of systems, and the possible Exam bullet points including descriptions of all the possible choices.
New for 2018! We’ve expanded the Medical Decision Making (MDM) section to include the ‘Points’ system to more accurately choose a level of MDM complexity using diagnoses, pathology/tests reviewed, and the Table of Risk!
Sheet 2 - Minor Surgery and Miscellaneous E/M Encounters
This cheat sheet covers the common procedure codes with 0 or 10 postop days (also called minor procedures). We’ve broken the sheet down into sections including Biopsy, Destruction of Premalignant/Benign lesions, Photodynamic/Light Therapy, Acne Services, Specimen Handling/Lab, Laboratory, Injections, Pathology, Destructions, Shave Removal, Excision, Intermediate Repair, Complex Repair, Debridement/Wound Care, and Special Procedure.
New for 2018! We’ve added miscellaneous E/M procedures such as Global Reporting, Prolonged E/M Encounter, Telephone Evaluations, and Online/Internet Encounters
In addition to the CPT/HCPCS code and brief description, each line also gives you whether the code is billed in Units, the MUE unit limitations, global period (postop days), and whether the code is subject to the multiple surgery reduction rule!
Sheet 3 - Major Surgery, Mohs, and J-codes
This cheat sheet covers the common procedure codes with 90 postop days (also called major procedures). We’ve broken the sheet down into sections including Adjacent Tissue Transfer, Flaps, Grafts, Dermabrasion, Blepharoplasty, and the Soft Tissue Excision codes. Mohs and Frozen Sections are also included as well as the Wound Dehiscence codes. One section includes over 50 of the most common J-codes including the new PDT J-code for 2018!
In addition to the CPT/HCPCS code and brief description, each line also gives you whether the code is billed in Units, the MUE limitations, global period (postop days), and whether the code is subject to the multiple surgery reduction rule!
Sheet 4 – Dermatology Modifiers
This cheat sheet covers nearly all modifiers used in Dermatology coding including modifiers for Pathology, Procedures, E/M, Site-specific (digits/toes/eyelids), Physicians, and Medicare-only!
We start with the most common ‘rules’ for using dermatology modifiers. We color code each modifier and description and provide a guide to let you know the order to add modifiers on your claim for proper reimbursement. We include several handy ‘decision trees’ that cover E/M modifiers, global period modifiers, multiple procedures, and bundled procedures and guide you through the modifier selection process.
Modifiers are the key to proper reimbursement. Our guide will help you choose the most appropriate modifiers for your claims!
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