The Medicine section of the CPT Manual includes codes for a variety of services and is divided into 33 subsections that can be challenging to navigate. Review guidance for reporting 47 new codes within this section of the manual including those for vaccines, behavioral assessments, ocular examinations, and more. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
CMS recently rescinded Transmittal 4880, January 2020 Update of the OPPS, and replaced it with Transmittal 4494 to include updated language on the removal of procedures from the inpatient-only list and new information on out-of-pocket costs for screenings with electrocardiography. All other information remains the same.
HCPro’s 2019 coding productivity survey showed that coding productivity held steady for 2019, but facilities continue to struggle with miscommunications between coding and CDI staff and unanswered physician queries.
The American Medical Association introduced new CPT codes for long-term electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring sessions that went into effect on January 1. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, RHIA, HCISPP, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I , describes how to accurately apply these codes based on details in provider documentation.