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Don't Code Another Congenital Echocardiogram Until You've Read This CPT® Assistant
2013-10-23

If you've ever forgotten that Doppler echo codes +93320 and +93325 are reportable with congenital echo codes, then don't miss the latest CPT® Assistant. The just-released August 2013 issue includes plenty of practical tips on the tricky matter of when to report congenital echo codes. Do you know how to code when an adult with a surgically corrected PDA presents for an unrelated echo? What's the right thing to do when anesthesia was required? AMA's CPT® Assistant provides authoritative answers to keep your claims in the clear.

Reviewing the latest issue will also improve your coding for GI pathology, range of motion testing, vaccines, and required services. To get spot-on guidance, simply type a code or keyword into SuperCoder.com's Code Connect to see the August article that suits your needs:

  • Echocardiography, congenital: 93303, 93304, 93306-93308, 93312-93317, 93320, 93325
  • Mandated services: modifier 32, 20664, 80102, 99244
  • Manual muscle and range of motion testing: 95831-95834, 95851, 95852, 97750
  • Optical endomicroscopy: 43206, 43252, 88375
  • Vaccines, influenza and hepatitis B: 90460, 90461, 90471-90474, 90476, 90653, 90655-90658, 90660, 90672, 90685-90688, 90739, 90746, 90748.

If you're still looking for more coding know-how, check out the August collection of CPT® Assistant FAQs, also available by searching Code Connect:

  • EEG monitoring, epilepsy: 95951, 99231-99233
  • Evaluation and management: 99201-99205, 99211-99215, 99221-99226, 99233, 99238, 99239, 99455, 99456, 99495, 99496
  • Ligation, abdomen artery: 37617
  • Psychotherapy: 90833, 90836, 90838, 99201-99205, 99211-99215
  • Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS): 32601, 32604, 32606-32609, 32650-32656, 32658, 32659, 32661-32674, 43112.