Jan 1st, 2013
By David B. Dunn, MD, FACS, CIRCC, CPC-H, CCC, CCVTC Part 1: Reporting coronary artery interventions is altered significantly. The new year brings major changes to the Cardiovascular System section in American Medical Association’s (AMA) 2013 CPT®, with several deleted codes and 56 new codes—including 30 CPT® codes, 17 Category III codes, and nine HCPCS ...
Dec 1st, 2012
By Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC and G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC The practice of medicine constantly evolves. Established roads change direction. Familiar landmarks disappear, and new paths emerge. Even those who know the lay of the land can feel lost in an ever-shifting terrain of technologies, methods, and standards of care. To keep ...
Feb 1st, 2009
By David Zielske, MD, CPC-H, CIRCC, CCC, CCS, RCC From a coder’s perspective, the heart is made up of chambers, valves, and coronary and pulmonary arteries and veins. Let’s focus on outpatient hospital and physician CPT® coding for diagnostic and interventional coronary arterial procedures. Branch Out Coronary Artery Coding Know-how Anatomically there are two coronary ...