In Coding
Jan 18th, 2019
CPT® add-on codes, such as +10004 Fine needle aspiration biopsy, without imaging guidance; each additional lesion (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure), describe procedures always provided “in addition to” a more extensive, primary procedure code (there is one exception). Often, a parenthetical note will identify the primary code(s) with which the add-on code ...
In Coding
Aug 9th, 2018
Improve your claims payment success rate by understanding bundling and add-on code rules. Electrophysiology studies and arrhythmia ablation can be tricky to report due to the number of bundled and add-on codes. Here’s a step-by-step approach to coding these medical procedures with confidence. The Value of EP Studies Electrophysiology (EP) studies are used to both diagnose ...
In Coding
Aug 21st, 2015
by John Verhovshek, MA, CPC Here are a few quick tips to help you make the most of CPT “add-on” codes: Add-on codes describe procedures or services that are always provided “in addition to” other, related services or procedures. Add-on codes cannot stand alone as separately reportable services. Add-on codes are identified throughout the CPT® manual ...
In Billing
Apr 1st, 2015
Add-on codes describe procedures or services that are always provided “in addition to” other, related services or procedures. A persistent problem with add-on codes is identifying which code(s) may be reported as primary with a particular add-on. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Manual System provides a handy reference to allow you to ...
Throughout the CPT® codebook, you will find designated “add on” codes. AAPC’s Managing Editor G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC, recently authored an article for the California Medical Association in which he offers three simple tips to appropriately apply add-on codes. Add-on codes describe procedures or services that are always provided “in addition to” other, related ...