An interview between a surgical coder and a breast surgeon uncovers essential clinical and medical coding guidance. Breast health is an important topic for all women, and should be for men, as well. It’s especially important for Sasa-Grae Espino, MD, breast surgeon at Southside Physicians Network in Petersburg, Va. She is passionate about educating her ...
Familiarize yourself with genetic mutations and the tests that detect them to improve your breast cancer coding. Unless you deal with the tests for breast cancer (BRCA), estrogen receptor (ER)/progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (Her2) — or have gone through a diagnosis of breast cancer or know someone who has ...
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Mar 6th, 2018
Mammography coding for screening mammography furnished to Medicare patients is changed in 2018. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) now recognizes three CPT codes, added in 2017. G Codes Out, CPT Codes In Effective for services rendered on or after Jan. 1, 2018, you will no longer use HCPCS Level II codes G0202, G0204, ...
Mammography for breast cancer screening sees many changes to coding guidelines and reporting in 2017 and 2018. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, making it an ideal time to review coding and coverage guidelines for mammography. These guidelines have undergone major changes in the past year, with further changes expected in 2018. 2017 Introduced New ...
Coding these preventive procedures depends on the payer. For 2017, the American Medical Association (AMA) deleted CPT® 77051, 77052, 77055, 77056, and 77057, and introduced three replacement codes to report mammography: 77065 Diagnostic mammography, including computer-aided detection (CAD) when performed; unilateral 77066 … bilateral 77067 Screening mammography, bilateral (2-view study of each brea...