AMA Updates CPT Category III

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  • August 13, 2010
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Medical billing and coding staff should note that the American Medical Association (AMA) recently made additional updates to CPT® Category III codes, including the list of short and medium descriptors.
The short descriptors are:

0234T     TRLUML PRPH ATHRC RNL ART
0235T     TRLUML PRPH ATHRC VISC ART
0236T     TRLUML PRPH ATHRC ABDL AORTA
0237T     TRLUML PRPH ATHRC BRCHCPHLC
0238T     TRLUML PRPH ATHRC ILIAC ART
0239T     BIOIMPD SPECT 100 FRQ/>
0240T     ESPHGL MTLTY STD 3D TPGRPHY
0241T     ESPHGL MTLTY STD STIMJ/PRFUJ
0242T     GI TRNST PRS MEAS WRLS CAPSL
0243T     INTMT MEAS WHZ RATE W/I&R
0244T     CONT MEAS WHZ RATE W/I&R
0245T     TREAT RIB FX INT FIXJ 1-2
0246T     TREAT RIB FX INT FIXJ 3-4
0247T     TREAT RIB FX INT FIXJ 5-6
0248T     TREAT RIB FX INT FIXJ 7/>
0249T     LIG HMRHDL VASC BNDL US GID
0250T     AIRWY SIZNG & INSJ BRNCL VLV
0251T     BRNCHSC W/RMVL BRNCL VLV
0252T     BRNCHSC W/RMVL BRNCL VLV
0253T     INSERT ANT SEGMENT DRAIN INT
0254T     EVASC RPR ILC ART BFRC
0255T     EVASC RPR ILC ART BFRC RS&I
0256T     IMPLTJ A-HRT VLV EVASC APPR
0257T     IMPLTJ A-HRT VLV OPN APPR
0258T      CATHDLVR AORTC VLV RPLC
0259T      CATHDLVR AORTC VLV RPLC
0260T     HYPTHRM BDY NEONATE 28D/<
0261T     HYPTHRM HEAD NEONATE 28D/<

Links to these changes and the full and medim descriptors are on the CPT® Category III Codes page on AMA website.

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  1. Paulette says:

    Is any one using CPT code – 0256T (catheter Delivered Implantation of Aortic Valve Prostheses and getting paid by there Medicare carrier.

  2. Tammy says:

    Is anyone billing CPT Code 0261T and getting paid by any carrier? Mainly Medicaid?

  3. Tammy says:

    Is anyone billing CPT Code 0261T and getting paid by any carrier? Medicaid?