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New CPT® Assistant Holds the Key to 2014's Vascular Embolization Code Changes
1969-12-31

Four new vascular embolization codes debuted in January, and the latest CPT® Assistant has a must-read article for anyone who performs these services. You'll benefit from five separate examples that will help you identify and count surgical fields. The article also reveals at-a-glance lists of which services are included and which services you may report separately. A bonus Q&A section addresses confusing scenarios, such as how to code when there are multiple indications for embolization or when stent placement is performed at the same session.

The newest CPT® Assistant also has you covered whether you need more information on using complex chronic care E/M codes or you're searching for clues on 2014's radiation oncology changes. Search SuperCoder.com's Code Connect by code or keyword to get the latest on these topics:

  • Complex chronic care: 98960, 98961, 98962, 98966-98968, 99071, 99075, 99078, 99339, 99340, 99358, 99359, 99363, 99364, 99374, 99375, 99377-99380, 99487-99489, 99495, 99496
  • Fluid collection drainage, catheter: 10030, 32201, 44901, 47011, 48511, 49021, 49041, 49061, 49405, 49406, 49407, 50021, 58823
  • Radiology simulation: 77280, 77285, 77293, 77295
  • Vascular embolization and occlusion: 37204, 37210, 37241, 37242, 37243, 37243, 37244, 75894, 75898.

If you want advice targeted at overcoming common coding hurdles, you'll find what you need in the CPT® Assistant FAQs. Search for these codes and keywords on Code Connect:

  • Angiography: 36216, 36222, 36225, 36245-36247, 36253, 37241-37244, 37799, 75894, 75898
  • Integumentary services: 15273, 15274, 15277, 15278, 19301, 19499
  • Neuroma injection: 11900, 64455, 64632, 64999.