Apr 1st, 2013
By Evan M. Gwilliam, DC, CPC, CCPC, NCICS, CCCPC Right now, it’s hard to say which ICD-10 codes third-party payers will select as medically necessary, but we can make an educated guess based on information from a few sources. For doctors of chiropractic (DCs), the natural place to start is with the relatively short list ...
Jan 11th, 2013
There are more than 700 Current Procedural Terminology® (CPT®) code changes and guideline revisions for 2013, and a multitude of reasons behind them. AAPC’s Director of Education Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC, recently published an article in Advance for Health Information Professionals in which she outlines the primary changes to keep an eye ...
Mar 1st, 2011
By David B. Dunn, MD, FACS, CIRCC, CPC-H, CCC For 2011, CPT® has given cardiac catheterization (cath) coding an “extreme makeover,” to include: 19 deleted cardiac cath codes (93501, 93508, 93510, 93514, 93524, 93526, 93527, 93528, 93529, 93539-93545, 93555, and 93556) 20 new Category I codes (93451-93464 and 93563-93568) New injection codes and bundling issues ...
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. ...
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Mar 12th, 2010
The American Medical Association (AMA) recently posted on its website updates to several CPT® Category I codes and a listing of Category III codes that extends into 2014. Category I Code Additions Codes 90664, 90666, 90667, and 90668 were accepted at the October 2009 CPT® Editorial Panel meeting for the 2011 CPT® book production cycle. ...