The American Medical Association recently updated the CPT code set to include 249 new and 93 revised codes, which go into effect January 1. Review significant updates the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and digestive chapters of CPT.
ICD-10-CM codes for traumatic fractures specify the type of bone injury, affected area of the body, and in some cases, the degree of soft tissue damage. Review orthopedic terminology and documentation requirements for traumatic fractures to resolve the coding challenges.
Joe Rivet, Esq., CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CHC, CCEP, CHRC, CHPC, CICA, CPMA, CAC, CACO , writes about key regulatory updates in the 2022 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule, including increased price transparency penalties, changes to the inpatient-only list, and payment changes.
The fiscal year 2022 ICD-10-CM code set introduced 165 new codes, effective for encounters on or after October 1. Read about notable changes including new codes for anemia and thrombolysis, COVID-19-realted conditions, depression, and gastric metaplasia.
Transcatheter arterial septostomy and transcatheter intracardiac shunt procedures are used to treat congenital cardiac diseases that restrict blood flow and atrial communication. Review documentation requirements and CPT coding for these minimally invasive surgeries.
Several CPT modifiers have similar definitions, which can make distinguishing between them challenging. Review guidance for the appropriate application of modifier -51 versus -59 and discontinued service modifiers -52, -53, -73, and -74.
ICD-10-CM coding for neuropathies can be challenging given the complexity of these diagnoses and associated complications. Demystify documentation requirements and ICD-10-CM coding for ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, migraine headaches, and paralysis.