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Dig In to the Latest Coding Clinic® for a Detailed Description of Updated Intracranial Endovascular Intervention CPT® Codes

AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS, Vol. 16, No. 1, guides you through the implementation of 2016’s three new codes for treatment of occluded intracranial vessels. The issue spells out the guidelines that assist you to appropriately report these codes for intracranial endovascular interventions.

The issue also updates you about the deletion and addition of several HCPCS codes for certain drugs, biologicals, and radiopharmaceuticals as well as the addition of HCPCS P-codes for reporting of new pathogen-reduced blood products. Plus, reviewing the latest issue will assist you with appropriately reporting modifiers for discontinued services under the OPPS. Take advantage of’s Code Connect code and keyword search to keep your skills up to date on these topics:

  • C Code Changes: C1820, C1822, C9137, C9138, C9461, C9470-C9475
  • Cologuard Test: 81528
  • Discontinued Services, Modifier Use Under the OPPS
  • Drugs and Biologicals, New Codes: C9458-C9460, Q9980, J0714, J1575, J7188, J7328, J7340, J7503, Q4161- Q4165
  • Drugs, Biologicals, and Radiopharmaceuticals, January 2016 Deletions and Changes: C9025-C9027, C9442-C9446, C9449-C9457, J0202, J0571-J0575, J0596, J0695, J0875, J1443, J1446, J1447, J1833, J2407, J2502, J2547, J2860, J3090, J3380, J7121, J7205, J7297, J7298,J7302, J7313, J7506, J7508, J7512, J7999, J8655, J9032, J9039, J9271, J9299,
  • G Codes: G9481-G9490
  • Intracranial Endovascular Interventions: 36221, 36226, 36228, 37184, 37186, 61645-61651, 96420-96425
  • Pathogen-Reduced Blood Products, New Codes: P9070-P9072.


The latest Coding Clinic® also includes its targeted Ask the Editor section, providing answers for specific scenarios for reporting CPT®/HCPCS codes for nerve wrapping, popliteal and saphenous nerve blocks, laparoscopic omentectomy, and many more scenarios. To find the help you need, search for these codes and keywords on SuperCoder’s AHA Coding Clinic® tool:

  • Anterior Instrumentation, Vertebral Segments: 22845
  • Anterior Longitudinal Ligament Reconstruction: 27427, 29881, 29999
  • Baha Titanium Removal: 21499
  • Laparoscopic Omentectomy, Cancer : 38589, 49321, 49329
  • Nerve Blocks, Popliteal and Saphenous: 64450, 76942
  • Nerve Wrapping, Palm: 64910, 64999
  • Patellofemoral Replacement: 27442, 27438
  • Prolia/Xgeva Administration: 69401, 96402-96409, 96411-96417, 96420-96425, 96440, 96446, 96450, 96521-96523, 96542, 96549, J0897
  • Reduction and Pinning of Fifth Toe: 28515, 28899
  • Transluminal Atherectomy , Laser:  C1855