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Newest CPT® Assistant Provides Solid Answers to Your 92941 AMI Questions

The January 2014 CPT® Assistant is now available with a real treat for percutaneous coronary intervention coders. The new issue spells out the requirements for "during acute myocardial infarction" as it relates to 92941. The phrase has been frustrating coders since the code was created. But now you can learn the three requirements for the code as well as five specific situations that do not meet 92941's conditions. As an added bonus, you'll discover how the AMA interprets "subtotal occlusion" for 92941.
To be sure your AMI coding is on track, review the article from CPT® Assistant on's Code Connect , which allows you to search by code or keyword. You also can search for these additional articles on coding updates and corrections:

  • Chemodenervation, muscle: 31570, 31571, 64612, 64615-64617, 64620, 64642-64647, 95865, 95873, 95874
  • Electromyography, non-extremity: 95887
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention, acute myocardial infarction: 92928, 92941
  • Stereotactic computer-assisted procedures: 64999, 69990
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR): 33361-33366, 39010, 76998, 0318T.

The newest CPT® Assistant also has a number of FAQs on surgery, noninvasive testing, and injections to address common coding troublemakers. These FAQs are also code and keyword searchable on Code Connect:

  • Epinephrine challenge injection: 96372
  • External auditory canal reconstruction: 69310
  • Nervous system surgery: 61500, 61501, 62140-62143, 62145-62147, 63056
  • Noninvasive vascular testing: 93922-93924, 93998
  • Sports hernia repair: 49999
  • Subchondroplasty, knee: 27599.