Betty Hovey, CPC, CPC-H, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPCD , looks at common dermatology conditions, including non-pressure chronic ulcers and psoriasis, as well as new concepts coders will need to look for to report these conditions in ICD-10-CM.
As the role of radiologists has expanded to new procedures, so have the codes to report their work in the CPT ® Manual . Shelley C. Safian, PhD, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC-I, writes about key terms for coders to look for in documentation to correctly report these procedures.
The April quarterly I/OCE update brought relatively few changes, though CMS has continued to refine skin substitute reporting. Dave Fee, MBA, reviews the updated skin substitute categories, as well as updates to laboratory billing.
Q: I read that CPT ® code 20680 (removal of implant; deep, e.g., buried wire, pin, screw, metal band, nail, rod, or plate) is commonly used for deep hardware removal. What would be the proper code for removal on one screw that has already made its way out, is not under any muscle, and is easy to visualize?