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Newest CPT® Assistant Highlights CPT® Surgical Package Definition Changes for 2015
2015-05-13

The March 2015 CPT® Assistant gives you the inside scoop on the changes made in the CPT® surgical package definition, describes E/M services as CPT® and CMS view them, and clears up questions about services that you may or may not report separately. Plus, reviewing the latest issue will improve your understanding of how to appropriately report breast surgery and arthroscopic shoulder surgery codes.

The issue also briefs you with the latest revisions made in guidelines for needle electromyography (EMG) codes as well as corrects a previous article showing codes in the ICD-10 table of neoplasms. To get spot-on guidance, simply type a code or keyword into SuperCoder.com's Code Connect to see the March article that suits your needs:

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery With Acromioplasty: 23130, 23415, 29806-29807, 29819-29828
  • Breast Surgery: 19081-19086, 19120, 19125, 19301-19303, 19307, 19499, 38525, 38792, 38900
  • CPT® Surgical Package: 44970, 99024, 99218, 99222
  • Needle Electromyography: 95860-95887, 95908
  • Technical Correction: ICD-10 Table of Neoplasms.

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:

  • Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy: 38220, 38221
  • Compression Bandaging, Lymphedema: 29581-29584, 97140, 97535
  • Injection, Mitomycin C: 52283, 53899
  • Ligation , Hemorrhoid: 45505, 0249T
  • Musculoskeletal System: 22845, 22851, 22558, 28126, 28232, 28285,
  • Noninvasive Vascular Diagnostic Studies: 93975-93976
  • Palatoplasty: 42200, 42235
  • Percutaneous Discectomy: 62287
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: 33361-33366.