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Latest CPT® Assistant Reveals Sigmoidoscopy and Colonoscopy Changes for 2015
2015-02-11

The December 2014 CPT® Assistant is chock-full updates for the lower gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy code set. Find out how the revisions made to terminology, definitions, and guidelines will impact the reporting of codes for ileoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy through stoma, and colonoscopy in CPT® 2015. The issue also briefs you on how to appropriately report percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures.

Reviewing the latest issue will also improve your understanding about a new sub-section CPT® added to the E/M section titled advance care planning. You’ll also benefit from a comparison between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM structure and format. To get spot-on guidance, simply type a code or keyword into SuperCoder.com's Code Connect to see the December article that suits your needs:

  • Advance Care Planning: 99497-99498
  • Coronary Therapeutic Services and Procedures:  92920-92944, 92973-92974, 92978-92979, 93454-93461, 93563-93564, 93463, 93571-93572
  • ICD-10-CM Seventh (7th) Character
  • Sigmoidoscopy and Colonoscopy Changes: 44380-44408, 45330-45347, 45339, 45345, 45346, 45347, 45349, 45350, 45378-45384, 45387, 45388, 45389, 45390- 45393, 45398, 45399, 46221.

Plus, the December CPT® Assistant includes additional bonus FAQs along with the usual FAQs to provide targeted answers for specific scenarios. Key the codes below into Code Connect to learn more about these topics:

  • Category III Code: Pacemaker, Leadless and Pocketless System: 33999, 0387T-0390T
  • Digestive System: 39501, 43280-43282, 43289, 49659
  • Male Genital System: 54300, 55175
  • Musculoskeletal System: 19020, 21501,22214, 63047
  • Nervous System: 64447, 64448
  • Neurology and Neuromuscular Procedures: 95951, 95953
  • Ophthalmology: 92250
  • Bonus Edition FAQ Surgery: Musculoskeletal System: 20610
  • Bonus Edition FAQ Surgery: Digestive System: 30460, 30462, 40700-40720, 47379, 47383, 47399, 49440-49442,   49451
  • Bonus Edition FAQ Medicine: Neurology and Neuromuscular Procedures: 95822, 95941, 95955.