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Latest CPT® Assistant Ends Your Confusion Over Reporting Congenital Cardiac Anomaly HLHS
2016-09-13

The July 2016 CPT® Assistant provides guidelines to clarify use of 33620-33622. These codes report surgical intervention for managing the congenital cardiac anomaly hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). The issue features guidelines for reporting stage I and stage II hybrid palliation and provides surgical details for the hybrid procedures to assist you with correctly reporting these codes.

Plus, the latest issue updates your understanding of endovascular stenting codes as well as revised 2016 guidelines to describe simple or complex programming of neurostimulators. Make the most of SuperCoder.com’s Code Connect code and keyword search to keep your skills sharp:

  • Endovascular Stenting: 35226, 35286, 36005, 36010-36015, 36200, 36215-36218, 37221, 37223, 37226, 37227, 37230, 37231, 37234-37239, 36245-36248, 37184-37188, 37211-37214, 37252-37253, 76937
  • Hybrid Approach, HLHS Cardiac Anomaly: 33619, 33620-33622, 33767-33768, 33822, 33840-33851, 33853, 33917, 37236, 92992-92993
  • Neurostimulators, Analysis-Programming: 95970-95982.

For answers to how to handle specific scenarios, turn to the FAQ section. Real-world solutions are available by searching for these codes and keywords on Code Connect:

  • Complex Repair, Integumentary
  • Destruction of Hemorrhoids: 46930
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Screening: 92227, 92250
  • Fetal Umbilical Artery Doppler: 76820, 93325
  • Lower Extremity Revascularization, OCT: 37220-37235, 76499
  • Rhinoplasty: 30420, 30930
  • Rotator Cuff Tear: 29827, 29828.