Author "Rae Jimenez"

By Rae Jimenez
In Coding
Dec 13th, 2018
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
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, ...
By Rae Jimenez
Dec 1st, 2016
Updates to conscious sedation, telemedicine, laryngoplasty, and other codes will keep you on your toes. A single policy change has affected the valuation and application of nearly 450 codes in CPT® 2017. Let’s explore the impact of this change, as w...
By Rae Jimenez
Mar 9th, 2016
CPT® 2016 introduced a new obstetric panel code, 80081 Obstetric panel (includes HIV testing), which is identical to the long-standing obstetric panel 80055 Obstetric panel, with one exception: The newer code includes HIV testing. Required components ...