Each year, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes are added, revised and deleted. New rules and guidance on how to report services may be issued even when there are no changes to the codes that describe those services or procedures. To avoid either over- or under-reporting, it is critical that you use the most up-to-date coding and billing resources. The ASA Relative Value Guide® (RVG™), CROSSWALK® and Reverse CROSSWALK® are reviewed and updated annually to help you stay abreast of all these changes. ASA Director of Payment and Practice Management Sharon Merrick, M.S., CCS-P, details ASA coding resources, which are favored by health care providers, billers and coders:

The RVG provides information you need for proper coding of anesthesia care. This is where you can learn about what is included in a base unit, how...

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