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'Bundle' Is the Word for Nasal/Sinus Endoscopy in 2018, CPT® Assistant Says
2018-06-06

When CPT® 2018 introduced new codes for endoscopic nasal/sinus surgery, the theme was combining multiple procedures into a single code. Each combo code reflects procedures reported together more than 75 percent of the time. You can get to know the codes, guidelines, and anatomy involved by reading the headline article from the recently released April 2018 CPT® Assistant.

If you report chest and abdomen X-ray codes, or cognitive assessment and care plan services, you’ll appreciate the authoritative AMA insights in this issue, too. Use TCI SuperCoder’s Code Connect to search for these codes and keywords, and watch for the vol. 28, issue 4, articles in the results:

  • Cognitive assessment, care plan, evaluation and management: 99483
  • Endoscopy, nasal, sinus, 2018: 31231, 31233, 31235, 31237-31241, 31253-31257, 31259, 31267, 31276, 31287, 31288, 31290-31298, 61782, 0406T, 0407T
  • X-ray, chest, abdomen, 2018: 71010, 71015, 71020-71023, 71030, 71034, 71035, 71045-71048, 74000, 74010, 74018-74022, 76000, 76001, 0174T, 0175T.

 

For more E/M and surgery coding guidance, plus pathology tips, be sure to review the FAQs. Look up these codes and keywords in TCI SuperCoder’s Code Connect:

  • Endoscopic ultrasound-guided needle, transoral: 43253
  • Flap, head and neck: 15730, 15732, 15733
  • Hysterectomy, lymphadenectomy: 38573, 38589, 58573
  • Observation, inpatient care, evaluation and management: 99201-99215, 99234-99236, 99241-99245
  • Prenatal screen, fetal aneuploidy: 81420, 81507, 81599
  • Surgery, musculoskeletal: 27486, 27599, 29848
  • Surgery, respiratory: 31253, 31255-31257, 31276, 50.