In Coding
Dec 4th, 2017
Code changes affect nearly every specialty. CPT® 2018 introduces over 350 new Category I and III codes changes, as well as revised introductory guidelines, and new and revised parenthetical references. Two areas that have been consistently misinterpreted in the past are revised for more concise coding: (1) international normalized ration (INR) monitoring and education; and ...
Changes to this section in CPT® reveal the latest medical technologies. CPT® Category III codes describe emerging technologies and allow for data tracking. If a Category III code is available, you must report it instead of a Category I unlisted procedure code. CPT® 2017 includes substantial Category III code changes, of which you’ll need to ...
Discover what new emerging technologies may or may not be coded in 2016. CPT® Category III codes don’t capture a lot of attention, but they are vital to proper coding. These codes generally do not have an established payment amount; per CPT® guidelines, however, if a Category III code is available, you must report it ...
In Billing
Mar 17th, 2016
In case you missed it, the American Medical Association released on Feb. 26 errata and technical corrections to CPT® 2016. The changes, posted on the AMA’s website, are effective Jan. 1, 2016. Take Note In the Surgery – Musculoskeletal System section, add missing text (underlined) to the parenthetical after code 29889 Arthroscopically aided posterior cruciate ...
By John Verhovshek, MA, CPC CPT® Category II codes are a mystery for many coders. Although use of Category II codes is optional and not required for correct coding, reporting these codes may have advantages. The American Medical Association (AMA), which creates and maintains CPT®, states that Category II codes “are intended to facilitate data ...