Jul 1st, 2012
By Judy A. Wilson, CPC, CPC-H, CPCO, CPC-P, CANPC, CPC-I, CMRS A transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) uses an ultrasound transducer positioned on an endoscope and guided into the patient’s esophagus to visualize the heart’s valves and chambers without interference from the ribs or lungs. An anesthesiologist may use TEE as a diagnostic tool to establish conditions ...
Dec 1st, 2008
By Marie L. Mindeman, BA, RHIT, director of CPT® Coding and Regulatory Services, American Medical Association Code revisions for CPT® 2009 follow an interesting trend of large-scale changes in smaller sections of the book, similar to the infusion codes that were established in CPT® 2006. For 2009, there are 15 renumbered codes and two new ...