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Latest CPT® Assistant Holds the Key to 2014's Musculoskeletal Code Changes
2014-05-14

The March 2014 CPT® Assistant is chock-full of updates made to the CPT® 2014 musculoskeletal system codes. You'll find insights into revisions in the introductory guidelines for excision of subcutaneous soft connective tissue tumors, radical resection of soft connective tissue tumors, and removal of humeral and ulnar prosthetic component codes. The issue also presents and explains additional new codes for removal of deep foreign bodies and prosthetic components of the shoulder.

Other updates featured in the March 2014 CPT® Assistant include transcatheter placement of intravascular stents, a new code for influenza vaccine, and much more. Take advantage of SuperCoder.com's Code Connect code and keyword search to keep your skills up to date on these topics:

  • Complex Repair (Eyelids, Nose, Ears,?and/or Lips): 11400-11404, 11406, 11420-11424, 11426,11440-11444, 11446, 11600-11604, 11606, 11620-11624, 11626, 11640-11644, 11646, 13150-13153, 15002-15005
  • Influenza Vaccine Code : 90460-90461, 90471-90474, 90673, 90685-90688
  • Integumentry System changes: 11400-11406, 11420-11426, 11440-11446, 11600-11604,11606, 11620-11626, 11640-11646
  • Musculoskeletal System Changes: 20680, 23330, 23333-23335, 23470,23472-23474, 24160, 24164, 24200, 24201, 24370, 24371, 24400, 27216, 27218, 27280, 29540, 29580-29582, 36475-36479, 0334T
  • Pulmonary Diagnostic Testing and Therapies: 94010, 94060, 94150, 94200, 94375, 94400, 94640, 94644-94645, 94667-94668, 94728, 94770, 95012, 99070
  • Transcatheter Placement of Intravascular Stents: 35201, 35458, 36221-36227, 37215-37217, 37799, 61635, 75962, 0075T, 0076T.

You'll also find the customary FAQ section in the latest CPT® Assistant to assist you in resolving your toughest coding cases. To find the help you need, search for these codes and keywords on Code Connect:

  • Cardiovascular: 92941, 92928, 92937, 92938
  • Digestive System: 49083
  • Integumentary System: 19120, 19300
  • Musculoskeletal System: 21615, 21705, 27035, 27299, 27695-27698
  • Physical Med and Rehabilitation: 97110, 97112-97113, 97116, 97124, 97139-97140, 97150, 97530, 97532-97533, 97535, 97537, 97542, 97545, 97546
  • Respiratory System: 32550, 99211
  • Transitional Care Management Services: 99495-99496.