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G. J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC covered the medical coding changes for 2010. The article focused on the release of CPT® 2010 and how it brings with it approximately 30 code revisions, additions, and deletions relevant to radiology, along with new Radiology Guidelines defining a special report.
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  1. Judy says:

    Just found out today that CMS has a new CPT code for the E-Rx reporting. It’s G8553. Does anyone know if the other codes (G8443, G8445, and G8446) are still reportable?

  2. Jennifer says:

    New G-code introduced for e-prescribing in 2010
    by Charles Fiegl on Dec 1, 2009
    You must use a new G-code to report you’ve electronically prescribed drugs for a Medicare patient in 2010. You’ll forfeit incentive bonuses — amounting to roughly $1,500 per provider — if you continue to report old codes for e-prescribing.
    You report G8553 (At least one prescription created during the encounter was generated and transmitted electronically using a qualified eRx system) on claims during eligible patient encounters in 2010.