In 2015, the CPT® codebook separated joint injections and aspirations into services “with” and “without” image guidance. This year, CPT® has taken a similar approach with spinal injection services. As of Jan. 1, 62310-63219 are deleted, and replaced with: 62320 Injection(s), of diagnostic or therapeutic substance(s) (eg, anesthetic, antispasmodic, opioid, steroid, other solution), not including ...
March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States, and the second leading cause among men, according to the American Cancer Society. The average individual has a 4 to 5 percent risk of colorectal cancer in their lifetime. It’s estimated that ...
When you’re told as a teen by a teacher that a small physical deformity will prevent you from doing something you love, it makes you reassess the direction you were headed. For example, something as simple as a bunion prevented me from taking pointe ballet. I still studied ballet into early adulthood, but pointe was ...
Do you want to be successful and gain recognition? Learn to research! To really be successful in the business side of healthcare, you need to know how to find the answers to the questions and problem scenarios you encounter. How many times have you worked with a provider to try to help him/her understand a ...
The 2017 CPT® codebook features some important changes for coding pelvic ring fractures, including the deletion of two codes, the addition of two new codes, and an added parenthetical instruction. Here’s what you need to know about the updates. Greater Specificity, Differing Treatments, Justify New Codes Codes 27193 and 27914 were deleted for 2017, and ...