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CPT® Assistant Offers Its Own Summary of 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
2020-03-04

From 2021 evaluation and management (E/M) changes to telehealth, the January 2020 CPT® Assistant provides a snapshot of important issues found in the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule.

 

There's more guidance for coding in 2020, as well. Look up these terms and codes from Volume 30, Issue 1, on SuperCoder's Code Connect:

 

  • Meningococcal vaccine: 51720, 90460, 90461, 90471-90473, 90586, 90619, 90734, 96365-96371, 96374
  • Medicare, physician payment, final rule, 2020: 98969-98972, 99201, 99202, 99205, 99215, 99421-99423, 99444, 99473, 99474, 99495, 99496, G2058, G2061-G2065, G2086-G2088
  • Pelvic packing: 20102, 47362, 49000, 49002, 49010, 49013, 49014
  • Pericardiocentesis, pericardial drainage: 33010, 33011, 33015-33019, 75989, 76930, 76942, 77002, 77012, 77021, 93303, 93325
  • Uveal melanoma, gene expression: 81552, 0081U

 

This issue's Frequently Asked Questions section covers E/M in the emergency department and surgery on multiple systems. Check out these topics on SuperCoder's Code Connect:

 

  • Emergency department, stroke, evaluation and management: 37195, 99285, 99291
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, white-light, narrowband imaging: 43239
  • Inferior turbinate debridement: 30140, 31237
  • Laparoscopic, cyst removal, incision extended: 58661, 22

 

Bonus bulletin: CPT® Assistant also recently posted a bulletin that is now searchable on SuperCoder's Code Connect. The bulletin covers the appropriate use criteria (AUC) program related to advanced diagnostic imaging services for Medicare patients, the American Medical Association’s support for developing data standards for social determinants of health (SDOH), and the current status of ICD-11.