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Get a Jump on 2020 Code Changes With October CPT® Assistant
2019-11-26

Cardiac device evaluation, duplex scans, and tissue grafting all will see updates in the AMA CPT® 2020 code set. Use the tips and examples from CPT® Assistant, Volume 29, Issue 10, to help you be ready. You can get an early look at code-level instructions and find insights into how to use the codes the way the AMA intends. Preparing now means you’re more likely to get accurate reimbursement for 2020 services from the start.

 

To find these 2020-update articles from the October 2019 CPT® Assistant, search the following codes and terms on TCI SuperCoder's Code Connect:

 

  • Cardiac device evaluation, 2020: 93297-93299
  • Duplex scan, preoperative, hemodialysis access, 2020: 93985, 93986
  • Tissue grafting, 2020: 15769, 15771-15774, 20926

 

There are still plenty of claims to complete before 2020 is here, and the Frequently Asked Questions section of this issue will help with answers to timely topics. You can find these on TCI SuperCoder’s Code Connect, too:

  • Anesthesia, qualifying circumstance code: 99100, 99116, 99135, 99140
  • Computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, 3D: 76376, 76377
  • Digestive system, surgery: 42950, 43233, 43235-43255, 43257, 43259, 43266, 43270, 43763, 43775, 44238, 44360, 44361, 44363-44366, 44369, 44370, 44372, 44373
  • E/M, intranasal esketamine: 99201-99215, 99415, 99416, 99354-99355
  • Free fibula graft, donor defect site: 20969, 29515
  • Retrograde urethrogram, voiding cystourethrogram: 51600, 51610, 74450, 74455, 59