Medicare Quick Reference Guide
As of January 1, 2018, Corcoran Consulting Group is replacing its popular Medicare Condensed Reference Guide with a new web-based software program and smartphone app to quickly answer technical questions about billing. Instead of using many different Federal publications, you can now get all of the relevant information in a single handy guide.
CPT Codes – The universe of all codes.
Assistant Surgeon Coverage – Eligible procedures for an assistant surgeon
Bilateral Payment Indicators – Identifies codes defined by Medicare as unilateral or bilateral
National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits (bundles) that identify codes that are mutually exclusive and cannot be billed together
Diagnostic Test Supervision – Identifies Medicare’s supervision requirements for diagnostic tests
Global Periods for Surgery – Postoperative intervals (days) for all surgical procedures
Medically Unlikely Edit (MUE) – a unit of service (UOS) edit for services rendered by a single provider to a single beneficiary on the same date of service. The ideal MUE is the maximum UOS that would be reported for a CPT code.
Multiple Procedure Payment Indicators – Identifies codes subject to payment reductions under the multiple procedure rule
RVUs – Relative value units for each CPT code for non-facility and facility settings