In Coding
Sep 30th, 2019
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Make sure your practice’s medical coding for preventive screening mammograms is up to date with current guidelines. Coding Mammograms for Medicare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has caught up to the industry and now recognizes the CPT® mammogram codes. This makes it easier for coders to ...
In Billing
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, ...
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...
In CMS
Feb 20th, 2017
The 2017 CPT® codebook introduced three new codes to describe mammography services; 77065 Diagnostic mammography, including computer-aided detection (CAD) when performed; unilateral 77066 Diagnostic mammography, including computer-aided detection (CAD) when performed; bilateral 77067 Screening mammography, bilateral (2-view study of each breast), including computer-aided detection (CAD) when perfor...
In Billing
Jan 13th, 2016
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force published on January 12 a final recommendation statement on screening for breast cancer. Sticking with its 2015 draft recommendation, the Task Force confirmed that screening mammography is effective in reducing deaths due to breast cancer among women ages 40 to 74 years. The independent, volunteer panel of experts in evidence-based ...