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5 Tips to Keep Your CPT® Category III Coding on Track

Monday, December 9, 2019

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Category III CPT® codes are separate from the more commonly used Category I codes, making it all too easy to overlook these important codes. Follow the five tips below to help ensure your coding is accurate for Category III codes. 1. Update Cat. III Codes Twice a Year Consider this question: When are CPT® codes […]

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Prepare for 2020 GI CPT® Codes With a Radiology Focus

Monday, November 25, 2019

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Many of the CPT® 2020 changes that affect gastroenterology medical coders relate to radiological services. Don’t let these imaging updates slow you down when the codes change Jan. 1, 2020. Which Hemorrhoidectomy Code Is Moving From Cat. III to Cat. I? The first series of gastro code changes are for internal hemorrhoidectomy by ligation other […]

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6 Tips to Ace CPT® 2020’s New Long-Term EEG Codes

Monday, October 7, 2019

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  CPT® 2020 is overhauling long-term electroencephalography (EEG) coding, as Part 3 of our CPT® update series reported. Read on for more helpful hints to prepare you for the new EEG codes and guidelines, effective Jan. 1, 2020. Tip 1: Replace Resources Featuring These 9595x Codes The 2020 CPT® code set will delete EEG monitoring […]

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Part 3: Master Medicine Code Updates for CPT® 2020

Monday, September 16, 2019

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A lot of specialties will find relevant updates in the Medicine section of CPT® 2020, and we’ve pulled together the can’t-miss news for you here. Tip: If you report EEG, you will certainly want to read on. Don’t forget: You’ll find the E/M and Surgery section updates in Part 1 and the Radiology and Path/Lab […]

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Part 2: Know What’s New in CPT® 2020 for Radiology and Path/Lab

Thursday, September 12, 2019

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You’ve gotten a glimpse at the new E/M and Surgery codes in Part 1 of our CPT® 2020 series. Now let’s dive in to the updates for the Radiology section and the Pathology and Laboratory section. Focus on 4 Areas for Radiology Updates Abdomen X-rays, GI imaging, myocardial imaging, and radiopharmaceutical tumor localization are the […]

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Part 1: Prepare for CPT® 2020 for E/M and Surgery Codes

Monday, September 9, 2019

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The 2020 CPT® code set includes 394 code changes, with 248 new codes, 71 deletions, and 75 revisions, according to the AMA. Let’s start learning those changes by going over what’s new in Category I for E/M and Surgery section codes. Expect Remote and Online to Dominate E/M Changes You probably know there will be […]

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Anesthesia Coders: Know How to Report for Multiple Procedures During Obstetric Cases

Monday, August 26, 2019

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Obstetrical cases don’t always go as planned, so make sure you’re ready to report the correct anesthesia CPT® codes for these labor and delivery variations. Handle Labor, C-Section, and Tubal Ligation Coding Question: What is the proper coding when a patient has anesthesia for labor that results in a cesarean section with tubal ligation at […]

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Learn Coronary Artery Anatomy According to CPT® and CCI

Thursday, August 22, 2019

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When your job is converting medical documentation into codes, your knowledge of medical anatomy has to be shipshape. But you’ve got the added complication that the code set you’re using may have its own definitions for specific terms. Case in point: CPT® guidelines set out five major coronary arteries with coronary artery branches for only […]

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Get a Sneak Peek at CPT® 2020 Additions, Deletions, and Revisions

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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With all the excitement about Medicare and AMA plans for E/M in 2021, don’t forget that the CPT® code set will have changes in 2020, too. The official code set will be out soon, but, in the meantime, here are some hints from the AMA about the changes you’ll have to know for Jan. 1. […]

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Smash 3 Myths to Upgrade Your Mammography Coding and Coverage Knowledge

Thursday, July 18, 2019

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Mammography is a common service, but radiology coders need to learn some not-so-common rules. Take your know-how to the next level by getting to the truth about these myths. Myth 1: Mammography Is for Women Only Medicare’s National Coverage Determination (NCD) for Mammograms states that “diagnostic mammography is a radiologic procedure furnished to a man […]

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