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Important CPT Code Changes for 2017 and How They Will Impact Documentation – Radiology Code Changes

New AAA Screening and Mammography Options for Radiology New abdominal aortic aneurysm screening code has been added that will provide clarity for payers who do not accept HCPCS options is one of the radiology code changes. Mammography codes are changing and now include computer-aided detection when performed. Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) is copyright 2017 American […]

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Important CPT Code Changes for 2017 and How They Will Impact Documentation – Laryngoscopy Code Changes

Laryngoscopy Code Changes Coding for larynx procedures will look a little different this year, with the term “fiber optic” removed from the laryngoscopy codes and the addition of new laryngoplasty codes, including stenosis codes that differ based on age. Be sure the documentation indicates how old the patient is. Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) is copyright […]

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Important CPT Code Changes for 2017 and How They Will Impact Documentation – Hemodialysis Code Changes

Hemodialysis There are two new pages of green explanatory information under the new heading: Dialysis Circuit with several definitions: Dialysis circuit: The arteriovenous (AV) dialysis circuit is designed for easy and repetitive access to perform hemodialysis. It begins at the arterial anastomosis and extends to the right atrium. The circuit may be created using either […]

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Important CPT Code Changes for 2017 and How They Will Impact Documentation – Moderate (Conscious) Sedation Code Changes

Moderate (Conscious) Sedation Code Changes As you know, medical coding data sets, including Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and  Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), have comprehensive annual updates. For 2017, the American Medical Association and CMS released over 1,200 code changes including new, revised, and deleted codes. We will review some of the key moderate […]

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