On August 31, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced eight new CPT codes for bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster doses. The vaccine boosters are designed to combat both the original COVID-19 strain and omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5. Of the eight new CPT codes, four are to be used for Moderna booster vaccines and four are to be used for Pfizer-BioNTech boosters.
Shelley Safian, PhD, RHIA, HCISPP, CCS-P, COC, CPC-I , describes how, beginning in 2023, medical decision-making (MDM) will be used to determine E/M leveling for additional visit services, following similar changes for outpatient visits implemented in 2022.
The 2023 ICD-10-CM update features many new, revised, and deleted codes. This article focuses on code changes pertaining to blood/blood-forming organs including new codes for von Willebrand disease, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, and platelet-activating anti-PF4 disorders.
Q: How do CPT codes 28295 (correction, hallux valgus, with sesamoidectomy, when performed; with proximal metatarsal osteotomy, any method) and 28298 (…; with proximal phalanx osteotomy, any method) differ?