While the digestive and integumentary sections had extensive edits in the latest CPT ® update, many sections were left relatively unchanged. Joanne Schade-Boyce, BSDH, MS, CPC, ACS , and Denise Williams, RN, CPC-H, review which sections only had minor updates and take a closer look at evaluation and management and chemodenervation changes in the 2014 CPT Manual.
Jugna Shah, MPH, and Valerie A. Rinkle, MPA, examine the 2014 OPPS Final Rule and explain which services are now packaged, including drugs and biological that function as supplies when used in diagnostic or surgical procedures, clinical diagnostic lab tests, and device removal procedures.
CMS will present the eHealth Summit: Road to ICD-10 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, February 14, in Baltimore and is inviting interested parties who cannot attend in person to register for a live webcast of the sessions .
Q: I have a question regarding CPT® code 22558 (arthrodesis, anterior interbody technique, including minimal discectomy to prepare interspace; lumbar). I perform this exposure as a vascular surgeon, with the orthopedic surgeon preforming the spinal surgery. If I perform an anterior exposure for a spine deformity using code 22808 (arthrodesis, anterior, for spinal deformity, with or without cast; two to three vertebral segments), do I bill 22558 for the exposure?