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APF Pathology Service Coding Handbook

The American Pathology Foundation offers the most comprehensive pathology coding handbook designed for your practice!

The Pathology Service Coding Handbook includes complete CPT, PQRS & ICD Code Instructions for Pathologists and Histo/Cyto Laboratories

  • Improve the accuracy and consistency of CPT, PQRS and ICD coding
  • Stay up-to-date with NCCI, MUE, NCD and Medicare initiatives
  • Find the billable dollars you’ve been missing!

The codes YOU need for YOUR specialty!

With more than 730 electronic pages, the Pathology Service Coding Handbook is the industry’s best guide to CPT, PQRS and ICD coding for anatomic and clinical pathology services on the market today. Disciplines covered:

  • Surgical Pathology
  • Cytopathology (including Pap test)
  • Dermatopathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Renal Pathology
  • Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Cytogenetics
  • Clinical Test Interpretations
  • Consultations

The manual includes medical reporting considerations; Medicare’s National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI), Medically Unlikely Edit (MUE), Local Coverage Determination (LCD), and National Coverage Determination (NCD) rules; ICD diagnosis coding; Medicare’s Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) bonus; and much more. In addition, the Handbook provides intuitive crib sheets that help you speed your daily coding work without sacrificing accuracy.

Easy to Navigate

Those piles of lists, notes, and 3-ring binders you’ve been using are obsolete! The Handbook is designed for on-screen use as an electronic guidebook with keyword search capabilities. Bookmarks and cross-links embedded in the electronic text take you instantly to the procedure, code, or rule you’re looking for – no more thumbing through an index, then flipping page after page trying to find the exact information you need.

Unprecedented consulting support

Go beyond the codes with APF’s unique phone and email consultation. Ask how you can enroll in our consultative add-on service with personalized attention from Brenda Cox, a nationally known expert in pathology/histology/cytology coding, compliance, and billing.

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