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Tackle 2019 Coding for Cardiac Event Recording, FNA, and More With CPT® Assistant
2019-05-31

Now is a great time to revisit 2019 changes to make sure your knowledge stays sharp. The April 2019 CPT® Assistant (vol. 29, issue 4) helps you out with details on 2019 coding for cardiac event recorders, fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies, and aortoventriculoplasty.

Find these articles and a special clarification of coding cryoneurolysis by searching these codes and keywords on TCI SuperCoder’s Code Connect:

  • Aortoventriculoplasty, pulmonary autograft, 2019: 33405, 33406, 33410-33414, 33416, 33417, 33440, 33475, 33608, 33920
  • Cardiac event recorder, 2019: 33282, 33284-33286, 93285, 93291, 93298, 93299
  • Cryoneurolysis: 64640, 64999, 0440T-0442T
  • Fine needle aspiration biopsy, 2019: 10004-10012, 10021, 10022, 19081-19086.

The FAQ section dives into surgery, path/lab, and medicine services in the April 2019 issue. Search these codes and keywords in TCI SuperCoder’s Code Connect to expand your familiarity with the topics below:

  • Allograft, injectable paste, knee: 27415, 27599, 0232T, 52
  • Brachytherapy, catheter bundle, removal: 19297, 19499
  • Bronchodilator administration: 94010, 94060, 99070
  • Placement, esophageal sphincter augmentation: 43284
  • Pulmonary angiography, patent ductus arteriosus closure: 93568, 93582
  • Replacement, total aortic arch, ascending aorta: 33860, 33999, 22
  • Sinus implant, drug-eluting: 31237, 31253-31288, 31299, 0406T, 0407T
  • Thromboelastography: 85347, 85384, 85390, 85396, 85576, 26