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 ...
May 1st, 2012
Consult guidance when coding these studies to ensure proper reporting. By Lori M. Shore, CPC, RCC Radiology has arguably had more than its share of bundling recently. Computed tomography (CT) scans of certain separate body parts are no longer separately payable; endovascular revascularization studies are now grouped into all-inclusive territories; and several renal angiography procedures ...
Feb 1st, 2011
Changes make it quicker and easier to code these complex procedures. By David Zielske, MD, CPC-H, CCIRC, CCC, CCS, RCC Dramatic coding changes for lower extremity endovascular revascularization have been implemented for 2011: Sixteen new Category I CPT® codes (37220-37235) apply to combinations of angioplasty, atherectomy, and stent placement (interventions) performed in lower extremity arteries. ...
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 ...