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Electrocorticography Coders, This AMA CPT® Assistant Is for You!
2019-02-08

Is your electrocorticography (ECoG) coding knowledge up to date for 2019? The December 2018 AMA CPT® Assistant takes you through new ECoG codes, a description of the services, and guidelines to help you understand this epilepsy-related service.

Vol. 28, issue 12, also provides official AMA advice on new category III codes and rehab modifiers. To get this guidance, search these codes and keywords TCI SuperCoder’s Code Connect:

  • Electrocorticography: 95812, 95813, 95816, 95819, 95822, 95829, 95836, 95951, 95953, 95957, 95961, 95983, 95984
  • Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy, category III, wound healing: 28890, 0101T, 0102T, 0512T, 0513T
  • Habilitative, rehabilitative modifiers: 92507, 97110, 97127, 97530, 96, 97, SZ
  • Ophthalmology, category III: 66982, 66984, 0506T, 0514T.

 

The December 2018 issue also provides lots of answers with FAQs and bonus FAQs. Search for these codes and keywords in TCI SuperCoder’s Code Connect:

  • Digestive system surgery: 43999, 66170, 66172
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: 99218-99223, 99231-99236, 99291, 99292, 99468, 99469, 99471, 99472, 99475-99480
  • Eye and ocular adnexa surgery: 65820, 66170, 66174, 66250, 0474T
  • Femoral fracture, bone filler: 27509, 27599
  • Hospital discharge services: 99231-99233, 99238, 99239, 25
  • Injection, sciatic neuralgia: 77002, 96372
  • Left ventricular assist device: 93306, 93308, 93451, 93750, 93799
  • Omentoplasty, bariatric procedures
  • Paravertebral blocks: 64461-64463, 64999
  • Promoter methylation analysis: 81287, 81479
  • Reviewing pictures received electronically: 99000-99091
  • Sclerosant, varicose vein: 36465, 36466, 36470, 36471
  • Subsequent infusion: 96365, 96376, 25
  • Trigger point injection: 20553.