While the 2014 CPT ® Manual features many new combination codes among its hundreds of changes this year, it was also updated to reflect newly recognized technologies and procedures . Denise Williams, RN, CPC-H, looks atsome of the changes made in the Radiology and Laboratory sections.
The added specificity of ICD-10 may require coders to learn more about disease processes and terminology in order to code accurately. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, reviews some medical terms coders should know and steps to take to improve communication between providers and coders.
Q: Can we report CPT ® code 32609 (thoracoscopy; with biopsy of pleura) with 32666 (thoracoscopy, surgical; with therapeutic wedge resection, initial unilateral)? We have researched thoroughly and were not able to find a clear answer.