Tag Archive | "CPT 2017"

Injection Laryngoplasty: Code Correctly, Collect $1,046

Monday, February 20, 2017

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Hi, otolaryngology coders! Have you been enjoying the new code CPT® 2017 gave you for injection laryngoplasty? Today, let’s take a closer look at 31574 (Laryngoscopy, flexible; with injection[s] for augmentation [e.g., percutaneous, transoral], unilateral). When Will You Use 31574? Injection laryngoplasty is on the rise among ENTs. The procedure involves injecting an augmenting material […]

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CPT® 2017 Roundup: 6 Tips to Put Some Pep in Your Prep

Friday, December 16, 2016

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January is speeding our way, so the time to polish your CPT® 2017 skills is here. Below you’ll find six helpful update tips from our recent posts with hints on where to learn more. 1. Stop Moderate Sedation Errors Before They Start By far the biggest change to CPT® 2017 is the elimination of the […]

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Solve the Mystery of the CPT® 2017 Urology Updates

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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You’ve got to put on your detective hat and use your “little grey cells” to search out many of the CPT® 2017 changes for urology. If you don’t know where to look, you may miss what’s new. Dig into the details of these three changes. 1. Find the New Note Under 55700 If you concentrate […]

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Do You Know When to Choose CPT® 2017 Lumbar Device Code 22867 Instead of 22869?

Friday, December 2, 2016

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In CPT® 2017, there are four new codes for insertion of lumbar stabilization and distraction devices. They replace two soon-to-be deleted Cat. III codes. So why did your options double? Here’s the answer to that question and more to help you ease in to 2017. Swap Your Search for Distraction Device to Cat. I 2016 […]

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Will CPT® 2017 Settle Drug-Screen Coding Once and For All?

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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Coding for drug screening certainly keeps you sharp. Along with all the CPT® codes and rules, you’ve got to remember that Medicare requires use of a separate set of HCPCS codes in 2016. But you may find things a little simpler in 2017. Add CPT® Codes That Are HCPCS Lookalikes CPT® 2017 deletes presumptive drug […]

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CPT® 2017: 5 Fast Facts to Master New Angioplasty Codes

Friday, October 7, 2016

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Veteran vascular coders have watched CPT® change their coding options year after year from component codes (separating out each element of a procedure) into more comprehensive codes. One of the targets in CPT® 2017 is transluminal balloon angioplasty. Get up to speed on proper use of these new codes with these quick tips. 1. Keep […]

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Get Up to Date With a 2017 Quick Guide to EVAT Coding

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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All you coders who report percutaneous endovenous ablation therapy (EVAT) can expect some interesting code changes in CPT® 2017. Meet the New Mechanochemical Option The big news is two new codes for mechanochemical ablation: 36473, Endovenous ablation therapy of incompetent vein, extremity, inclusive of all imaging guidance and monitoring, percutaneous, mechanochemical; first vein treated +36474, […]

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Part 2: 17 Changes Coming Your Way in CPT® 2017

Monday, August 15, 2016

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In Part 1, SuperCoder blog covered six areas expecting changes under CPT® 2017. Get ready to explore lucky numbers 7 to 17. Remember: This summary is based on a preliminary list of expected changes. The code set is not final yet, so there could be adjustments before you start applying the codes on Jan. 1, […]

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Part 1: 17 Changes Coming Your Way in CPT® 2017

Friday, August 12, 2016

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A look at the CPT® 2017 pre-production file reveals that if you can get a grip on conscious sedation changes, you’ll master a massive chunk of the updates in one fell swoop. But the devil is in the details, as the saying goes. This rundown of the expected changes will help you decide where to […]

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