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Dig In to CPT® Assistant for a Detailed Description of TMVR Code 33418
2015-11-25

The September 2015 CPT® Assistant shines a spotlight on transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR), providing guidelines, procedure descriptions, and insights into the intent of codes 33418, +33419, and 0345T.

 

Other articles in the just-released issue will give you a better understanding of vestibular function testing, 2016 updates to inhalation treatment code 94640 and “written report” terminology, and the AMA/CMS agreement on ICD-10 denials. To see what’s new, type a code or keyword into SuperCoder.com's Code Connect to see the September article you’re looking for:

 

  • ICD-10 Guidance
  • Inhalation Treatment: 94010, 94060, 94070, 94400, 94640, 94644, 94645, 94667
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair: 0343T-0345T, 33367-33369, 33418-33420, 33422, 33425-33427, 33430, 33967, 33970, 33973, 33990-33993, 76000, 76001, 93451-93453, 93456-93462, 93530-93533
  • Vestibular Function Testing: 92270, 92537, 92538, 92540-92548, 92700
  • Written Report.

 

For answers to how to handle specific scenarios, turn to the FAQ section. Real-world solutions are available by searching for these codes and keywords on Code Connect:

 

  • Colonoscopy, Discontinued: 45330, 45378
  • Fascia Iliaca Block: 64447, 64448, 64450
  • Hysterectomy, Laparoscopic: 58548
  • Musculoskeletal System: 20982, 28289
  • Pilonidal Cyst, Flap Closure: 11772, 14000
  • Prostate Ablation, Suprapubic Tube: 55873
  • Saccadic Eye Movement Testing: 92700.