The American Medical Association's update to the 2023 CPT code set has brought three code additions, one revision, and one deletion to the integumentary chapter (CPT codes 10030-19499). This article provides procedure descriptions and coding guidance for the new and revised codes. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics published updates to the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and files, which take effect April 1. The updates include 42 new diagnosis codes, seven deletions, and one revision.
The new batch of diagnosis codes and revised guidelines for social determinants of health (SDOH) that will go into effect April 1 highlight the importance policymakers place on collecting this data. Julia Kyles, CPC, provides tips for capturing the SDOH using these new codes.
Alysia Minott, CIRCC, CCS, CDIP, explains that CPT coding for complex procedures performed using interventional radiology (IR) can be mastered; the first step is learning how to interpret applicable coding guidelines.
The 2023 CPT code update introduced numerous code additions, revisions, and deletions that took effect January 1. This article covers new and revised codes in the respiratory and nervous system chapters of the CPT Manual. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common bacterial disease that affects the bladder and urethra. Lori-Lynne A. Webb, CPC, CCS-P, CCP, CHDA, COBGC, reviews urinary anatomy as well as diagnostic considerations and ICD-10-CM coding for UTIs.
CMS recently released Transmittal 11737, detailing January 2023 updates to the OPPS. The transmittal offers information on new COVID-19 vaccine and administration codes, dental coding updates, coding clarification, and remote behavioral health service codes.
Q: What is the difference between “normal” and “abnormal” native connections in the descriptors for new 2023 CPT codes 33900-33903 describing percutaneous pulmonary artery revascularization by stent placement?
The 2023 CPT code set takes effect on January 1, 2023. This article covers code changes for bariatric gastric balloon procedures, hernia repairs, and other updates within the digestive system chapter. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
CMS developed the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) to control improper coding and potentially inappropriate payment of Part B services. Review NCCI basics to ensure compliance with the latest coding policies.
The CPT Editorial Panel recently announced that it approved new CPT codes for Pfizer’s bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster and its administration for children six months to 4 years old after they have received administration of the first and second doses of the product.
Peter Hollman, MD , breaks down 2023 CPT guidance in a new section of the manual for initial and subsequent E/M services, which will impact reporting of hospital inpatient and observation care services beginning January 1.
The American Medical Association recently published CPT codes for 2023, including 103 code additions, 88 revisions, and 69 deletions. This article covers new codes and the single revision made to the cardiovascular system chapter. Note : To access this free article, make sure you first register here if you do not have a paid subscription.
As of November 16, the CPT Editorial Panel has approved 56 Category I codes for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 vaccines and immunization administration. In this article, Kimberly Lee, M.Ed., RHIA, CCS-P, addresses some of the new COVID-19 product and administration codes.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released a report investigating instances of incorrect co-surgery and assistant-at-surgery modifier usage, which found that 69 of 100 sampled procedural services did not meet federal requirements.