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Most Recent CPT® Assistant Fixes Your Coding for 4 Different Surgery Specialties
2014-07-14

The May 2014 CPT® Assistant starts off with a bang, featuring a 2014 code update article for four surgical areas: integumentary, respiratory, digestive, and urinary. Need to know what to do when the physician gets a specimen mammogram to verify calcification before the specimen heads to pathology? Want to be sure you're reporting same-side pleural drainage and pleural catheter insertion correctly? See what the latest CPT® Assistant has to say.

You'll find other 2014 updates in the May CPT® Assistant, too. You'll also be able to prepare for coding beyond 2014 with helpful hints for ICD-10. Finding these articles is as simple as searching SuperCoder.com's Code Connect by code and keyword:

  • Abscess drainage, perirenal or renal: 10030, 49405-49407, 50020, 50021, 75989
  • General surgery 2014 update: 10030, 13150-13153, 19081-19086, 19100, 19101, 19281-19288, 32550, 32554-32557, 32674, 38746, 50630, 51702, 52000, 52320, 52325, 52327, 52330, 52332, 52334, 52335, 52341-52346, 52351-52356
  • ICD-10-CM code format
  • Ophthalmology 2014 update: 12011, 12013-12018, 12051-12057, 13150-13153, 64612, 64613, 64616, 65778-65780, 66183, 67345, 67938, 68040, 92100, 92132, 92136, 92285, 0192T, 0207T, 0329T, 0330T
  • Pediatric and neonatal care 2014 update: 36000, 36400, 36405, 36406, 36415, 36591, 36600, 43752, 43753, 71010, 71015, 71020, 92953, 93562, 94002, 94003, 94660, 94662, 94760-94762, 99090, 99221-99223, 99231-99233, 99291, 99292, 99466-99469, 99471, 99472, 99475-99482, 99485, 99486, 0260T, 0261T.

For targeted answers to specific problems, CPT® Assistant also includes an FAQ section. To see the May 2014 FAQs, type these codes and keywords into Code Connect:

  • Auditory rehabilitation status evaluation: 92626, 92700
  • Hydration: 96360-96361
  • Intracranial vasospasm dilatation: 61640-61642
  • Knee meniscectomy and synovectomy: 29875, 29881
  • Mini bronchialveolar lavage: 31899
  • Omentectomy: 58953, 58956.