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Listen Up, Pathology Coders! More Than Half of This CPT® Assistant Is Dedicated to You
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Checking for CPT® updates just in January puts pathology coders at risk. The latest CPT® Assistant helps prevent these compliance snafus by spelling out which code updates to watch for and where to find them. This feature article takes the mystery out of molecular pathology coding by explaining the codes' intent, describing included and separately reportable services, listing CPT®-specific definitions, and offering a helpful handful of FAQs to resolve commonly faced issues.

But, of course, the just released September issue doesn't limit itself to just one topic. Whether you're expanding your knowledge or need to research a specific claim, find what you need by typing a code or keyword from the list below into SuperCoder.com's Code Connect:

  • Care plan oversight: 99339, 99340, 99374, 99375, 99377-99380
  • Molecular pathology: 81201-81203, 81228, 81229, 81235, 81252-81254, 81264, 81321-81326, 81342, 81400-81408, 81479, 87149, 87150, 87152, 87153, 87470, 87801, 87900, 87901-87904, 88271-88275, 88365, 88367, 88368, 88380, 88381
  • Wireless capsule endoscopy: 91110-91112, 91117.

The latest selection of CPT® Assistant FAQs also provides guidance for a variety of areas. Find authoritative answers in a snap by looking for these codes and topics on Code Connect:

  • Cardiovascular system: 29581, 36410, 36569, 37182, 37766, 76937
  • Chest X-ray: 71010, 71020, 71035
  • Integumentary system: 11042
  • Musculoskeletal system: 27245, 28296, 28299, 28310, 76000
  • Needle electromyography: 95885, 95886, 95907-95909, 95910-95913
  • Sacroiliac joint stabilization: 0334T, 27216, 27280
  • Tympanoplasty with graft (no code in the FAQ).