Feb 1st, 2013
Effective Jan. 1, 2013, there are 150 changes, plus lots of quality performance measurement G code updates. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC Since April 1, 2012, the HCPCS Level II code set has undergone approximately 150 individual changes, not counting those G codes used for reporting to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) or Medicare ...
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 ...
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 ...