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Ace Coding Treatment of Incompetent Veins With Tips in Latest CPT® Assistant
2018-05-08

Evolving treatment options for incompetent veins yielded new codes and revised descriptors in the CPT® 2018 code set. The recently released March issue tells you exactly what’s new and helps you understand which codes apply to which veins and treatment methods. You’ll also get clued in to which codes you should and should not report in addition to your vein treatment code.

 

There’s plenty more to learn in this issue’s articles, too. You’ll learn the intent of remote monitoring code 99091 and get the inside scoop on more 2018 code updates. Search TCI SuperCoder's Code Connect to learn more about applying these CPT® codes correctly:

 

  • Chest wall respiratory sensor: 64568-64570, 64999, 0466T-0468T
  • INR monitoring: 93792, 93793, 99201-99205, 99211-99215, 99241-99245, 25
  • Remote patient monitoring: 93227, 93272, 95250, 95251, 99091, 99484, 99487, 99489, 99490, 99492-99496
  • Treatment, incompetent veins: 36465, 36466, 36468, 36470, 36471, 36473-36479, 36482, 36483.

 

Don’t underestimate the importance of the FAQ section, which provides direct, authoritative answers from the AMA on a variety of topics. Check for these codes and keywords in TCI SuperCoder's Code Connect:

 

  • Adaptive behavior treatment: 0364T, 0365T, 0368T, 0369T
  • Hernia repair, omentectomy: 49255, 49561, 22
  • MRI, contrast, nasogastric tube: 43752, 74181-74183
  • Nephrostomy tube placement: 50432, 50433, 50435
  • Vestibular schwannoma resection: 61526, 61595, 61616, 62.