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Enhance Your 2020 Update Training With November CPT® Assistant
2019-12-27

New, more descriptive language is coming for the integumentary system in CPT® 2020 to distinguish intermediate repair from complex repair, and the November 2019 CPT® Assistant has got details. From the background of the change to coding tips, you'll get helpful guidance for cleaner claims from this authoritative resource.

 

This issue (Volume 29, Issue 11) has plenty more to offer, too. Look up these codes and keywords on SuperCoder's Code Connect to increase your knowledge and stay up to date:

 

  • Iliac endograft, endovascular repair, 2020: 34701-34711, 34717, 34718, 37252, 37253, 37799, 0254T, 50
  • Integumentary, intermediate and complex repair, 2020: 12031-12057, 13100-13102, 13120-13160
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm, graft, 2020: 33405, 33406, 33410-33413, 33858-33860, 33863-33864, 33866, 33870, 33871

 

Surgical coders will want to check the Frequently Asked Questions section of this issue for valuable hints. Search for these medical coding topics on TCI SuperCoder's Code Connect to learn more:

 

  • Integumentary system surgery: 11004-11006, 13100, 13102, 15777, 19361, 19364, 19366-19369, 19380, 49560, 49561, 49565, 49566, 49568, 49999
  • Intranasal lesion destruction: 30117, 30999, 50
  • Musculoskeletal system surgery: 23552, 29870, 29881, 59, LT, RT
  • Nervous system surgery: 21743, 63030, 63056, 64450, 64451, 64620