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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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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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A Lot to Swallow With 2015 Gastroenterology CPT® Changes

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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Finally, we reach the end of our coverage of the AMA’s 2016 CPT® and RBRVS Symposium! We finish up today with a review of changes to gastroenterology coding. Get With the Gastroenterology Changes to CPT® Glenn D. Littenberg, MD, FASGE, MACP, a member of the CPT® advisory committee who represents the American Society of Gastrointestinal […]

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CPT® Adjusts Radiation Oncology, Cardiology Coding for 2016

Monday, November 23, 2015

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Time for more coverage from the AMA’s 2016 CPT® and RBRVS Annual Symposium, today looking at changes to coding in radiation oncology and cardiovascular medicine. Check Out Changes to Radiation Oncology Coding William Hartsell, MD, FACR, FASTRO, explained new codes in radiation treatment, management, and delivery; clinical brachytherapy; and interstitial radiation source application. Dr. Hartsell pointed […]

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Check Out 2016 CPT® Changes for Interventional Radiology, Molecular Pathology, and Pain Management

Friday, November 20, 2015

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Today we present coverage of the second day of the AMA’s CPT® and RBVRS 2016 Annual Symposium in Chicago. If you missed coverage of day one, go here. Bundle Up With Interventional Radiology First up, we’ll look at guideline changes to intravascular ultrasound services (IVUS) codes. Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR, AMA CPT® editorial panel […]

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What Does CPT® Have in Common With Star Trek?

Thursday, November 19, 2015

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  Did you know that CPT® — yes, the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology code set — will be 50 years old in 2016? Yes, CPT® and Star Trek were both born in 1966, and both have grown considerably in that time. I won’t hazard a guess as to how many Star Trek […]

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