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Ob-Gyn Coding Alert

CPT 2012:

These Deletions Will Impact How You Report Implanon Insertions in 2012

Check out new pathology codes that reflect the tests your ob-gyn can order. If you were concerned that 2012 might be a heavy year for ob-gyn code additions, then you can breathe easy -- but not too easy. You still need to check out these new skin substitute graft codes and potential gyn oncology services. Getting to know these five CPT 2012 changes now means that you won't be scratching your head when that ob-gyn claim lands on your desk. 1. Prepare to Alter How You Report Implanon Insertions CPT 2012 deletes 11975 (Insertion, implantable contraceptive capsules) and 11977 (Removal with reinsertion, implantable contraceptive capsules). What this means for you: With the deletion of CPT codes 11975 and 11977, you will now have to look to the existing code 11981 (Insertion, non-biodegradable drug delivery implant) when your ob-gyn inserts Implanon for contraception, says Melanie Witt, RN, COBGC, MA, an independent coding [...]

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