Author "Rae Jimenez"

By Rae Jimenez
In Coding
Dec 1st, 2020
AAPC’s coding expert, Raemarie Jimenez, gives you the scoop on next year’s updates. CPT® 2021 includes 206 new codes, 69 revised codes, and 54 deleted codes. All sections of CPT® received changes in codes and guidelines, except Anesthesia. The most s...
By Rae Jimenez
In Coding
Dec 1st, 2019
AAPC’s coding expert Raemarie Jimenez gives you the scoop on next year’s updates. Code update season is always an exciting time of year. With it brings new, revised, and deleted CPT® codes and coding guidelines that are effective Jan. 1, 2020. There a...
By Rae Jimenez
In Coding
Dec 13th, 2018
Comments Off on Any Way You Spin It, CPT® 2019 will Surprise You
Nearly every section in the code book has updates: The stakes are high that your coding is affected. CPT® 2019 includes 212 new Category I and III codes, 50 revised code descriptors, and 71 deleted codes — plus revised introductory guidelines, and new...
By Rae Jimenez
In Coding
Dec 4th, 2017
Code changes affect nearly every specialty. CPT® 2018 introduces over 350 new Category I and III codes changes, as well as revised introductory guidelines, and new and revised parenthetical references. Two areas that have been consistently misinterpr...
By Rae Jimenez
In Coding
Oct 18th, 2017
Comments Off on Don’t Overlook Obstetric Panel Alternative
Obstetric panel code 80081 is identical to 80055, with one exception: 80081 includes HIV testing. Required components for both codes include: Blood count, complete (CBC), and automated differential WBC count (85025 or 85027 and 85004) OR Blood count, ...