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Keep 2018 Training on Track With Pulmonary Code Focus in CPT® Assistant
2017-12-05

The just-released October CPT® Assistant helps you navigate upcoming changes to codes for bronchospasm exercise testing, pulmonary stress testing, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Along with a look at the new descriptors, you’ll get the rationale behind the changes, procedure descriptions, and clinical examples.

 

This issue also provides information on coding for telemedicine using modifier 95, so don’t miss out! For authoritative coding insights, search for these codes and keywords from the October issue using TCI SuperCoder’s Code Connect:

 

  • Pulmonary diagnostic testing, 2018: 94617, 94618, 94620, 94621, 93000, 93005, 93010, 93015-93018, 93040-93042, 94250, 94680, 94681, 94690, 94760, 94761
  • Telemedicine modifier: 95, 96152, 99212.

 

Be sure to check out the FAQ section, too, where CPT® Assistant provides guidance on these topics, searchable in TCI SuperCoder’s Code Connect:

 

  • Cryoanalgesia, peripheral, post-thoracotomy: 64630, 64632, 64640
  • Cystourethroscopy, dilation: 52000, 52281
  • Elastography: 76536, 76604, 76641, 76642, 76700, 76705, 76770, 76775, 76830, 76856, 76857, 76870, 76872, 76881, 76882, 91200, 0346T, 59
  • Embolization or occlusion, peripheral vascular, hemorrhage: 37244
  • Integumentary surgery: 14000, 14001, 15271, 19301, Q4131.