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Latest HCPCS Coding Clinic Takes on Right Heart Cath With Biopsy
2017-08-22

Want to compare your coding for endomyocardial biopsy with the advice in AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS? Be sure you don’t miss Vol. 17, No. 2, where you’ll find a brief on correct coding when biopsy requires right heart catheterization.

 

You’ll also get clarity on 2017 radiology coding updates, chemo admin code G0498, and more. To dig in, search for these terms in SuperCoder’s Coding Clinic code and keyword search:

 

  • Chemotherapy administration: 96416, G0498
  • July 2017 new HCPCS codes: C9487, C9489, C9490, C9745, C9746, C9747, K0553, K0554, Q9984-Q9989
  • Presumptive drug tests: 80305-80307, G0477-G0479
  • Radiology coding update: 76706, 76770, 76775, 76872, 76873, 77002, 77003, 77051, 77052, 77055-77057, 77066, 77067, 93978, 93979, 0421T, G0202, G0204, G0206
  • Right heart catheterization with biopsy: 93505.

 

The latest Coding Clinic® also includes 11 questions in the Ask the Editor section. Use SuperCoder’s code and keyword search to find these Q&A topics:

 

  • Arthroplasty, carpometacarpal: 25210, 25447, 26850
  • Biopsy, soft tissue, paravertebral: 38505, 39499, 77012
  • Defibrillation threshold testing: 33249, 93641, C1722, C1777
  • DXA: 77080, 77081
  • Endoscopy, ileal conduit: 44380, 44799
  • Excisional debridement, gouty tophi: 11044, 26140, 26160
  • Incision and drainage, complicated
  • Injection, corticosteroid, sacroiliac joint, ultrasound guided: 20552, 20604, 20606, 76942, 77002, 77003, 77012, 77021
  • Lap band adjusted under fluoroscopy: 43999, 77002
  • Repair, hiatal hernia, laparoscopic redo: 43282, 43289
  • Thyroidectomy: 38510, 38520, 38999, 60252, 60260.