'Idiot's guide' to ICD-9-CM coding

March 1, 2002

There are endless articles, reference materials, and seminars that teachthe fine art of CPT coding. Everyone knows that understanding the CPT descriptors,selecting the correct code to reflect the service(s) provided, having substantivedocumentation, mastering the rules governing bundling and unbundling, andconquering the use of modifiers are all essential to getting insurance claimspaid properly and timely.