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See What’s New for Psychiatric CoCM in the Latest CPT® Assistant
2018-01-09

The November CPT® Assistant introduces new 2018 codes for psychiatric collaborative care management (CoCM). The article digs into 99492, 99493, and 99494, including tips and examples, and reminds you to check HCPCS for G0502-G0504 when reporting to Medicare.

 

That isn’t the only 2018 change you’ll learn about in this issue. Search for these codes and keywords using TCI SuperCoder’s Code Connect to get the latest information:

 

  • Midface and neck procedures, skin and muscle flap: 14040, 14041, 14060, 14061, 14301, 14302, 15730, 15732-15734, 15736, 15738
  • Psychiatric CoCM: 90791, 90792, 90832-90834, 90836-90840, 90846, 90847, 90849, 90853, 99406-99409, 99492-99494, G0502-G0504
  • Pulmonary tumor cryoablation: 32994, 32998, 76940, 77013, 77022, 0340T
  • Therapeutic nasal fracture, erratum: 30420, 30930, 31299, 50.

 

The FAQ section covers scenarios in a wide variety of specialties this month. Search TCI SuperCoder’s Code Connect for these codes and keywords to learn more:

 

  • Anticoagulant management: 93793
  • Arthroplasty, metatarsophalangeal joint: 28291, 28899
  • Digestive system surgery: 41010, 41115, 41520, 43206, 43211
  • Hydrocelectomy: 55040
  • Neurolysis, ankle: 64708
  • Urinalysis: 81015
  • X-ray, femur, pediatric: 73552, 73590, 73592.

 

Special bulletin: The AMA also released a bulletin on the new Medicare cards and Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs) CMS will be phasing in beginning in April 2018. The bulletin provides more information about the cards and MBIs, discusses administrative transaction requirements, and also asks practices to assist with educating patients to help ensure patients know to watch for the cards in the mail.