The American Medical Association completely overhauled the CPT ® Manual’s psychiatry subsection for 2013. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC-I, explains the new codes and guidelines associated with psychiatric services.
Coders will find plenty of changes throughout the musculoskeletal, respiratory, and cardiac sections of the CPT® Manual for 2013, as well as guidelines changes, deletions, and editorial revisions. Andrea Clark, RHIA, CCS, CPC-H, Georgeann Edford, RN, MBA, CCS-P, and Marie Mindeman walk through some of the major changes for 2013.
CMS announced changes to reporting therapy services—the biggest operational change for 2013—in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule instead of the OPPS final rule. Jugna Shah, MPH, and Valerie Rinkle, MPA, explain the changes to therapy reporting and molecular pathology coding.
Coding for stent placement procedures will look very different in 2013. The American Medical Association deleted the two CPT ® codes used to report nondrug-eluting intracoronary stent placement procedures.
Q: How should we bill for the physician in the following situation? A patient who has end-stage renal disease (ESRD) comes into a hospital’s emergency department (ED) with an emergent condition (dialysis access clotted or chest pain that is ruled out), but misses his or her dialysis treatment. Part of the treatment is dialysis performed in the ED or as an outpatient. The hospital bills G0257 (unscheduled or emergency dialysis treatment for an ESRD patient in a hospital outpatient department that is not certified as an ESRD facility) as per CY 2003 OPPS Final Rule guidelines and Pub 100-04, Chapter 4, section 200.2