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Get AMA CPT® Assistant Insights Into 2019 Behavior Assessment Code Updates
2019-01-08

Coding for adaptive behavior assessment and treatment services has a new look in 2019, and you’ll need to check both Category I and Category III codes for changes. The November 2018 AMA CPT® Assistant reviews these new codes, including who is most likely to report them, the time-based nature of the codes, and helpful hints for how to choose the correct code from all your options.

And whether you code for vaccinations or genomic sequencing, there’s something for you in this issue. To read articles from vol. 28, issue 11, search on TCI SuperCoder’s Code Connect for these codes and keywords:

  • Adaptive behavior assessment and treatment, 2019: 90785-90889, 92507, 92508, 96105-96155, 97150-97158, 97532, 0359T-0374T, G0515
  • Genomic sequencing, severe inherited conditions: 81161, 81200-81383, 81400-81408, 81412, 81443, 81479
  • Prostate tissue destruction, water vapor thermotherapy: 52000, 53850, 53852, 53854, 53855, 64450, 76872
  • Vaccines and toxoids, 2019: 90460, 90461, 90471-90474, 90587, 90620, 90621, 90682, 90689, 90736, 90739, 90750, 90756.

Don’t forget about the FAQs, a great resource for how to handle specific scenarios. Search for these codes and keywords in TCI SuperCoder’s Code Connect for November 2018 results:

  • Catheter, inferior vena cava, saline: 36556, 37799
  • Chiropractic manipulative treatment: 98940-98943, 25
  • Digestive system surgery: 43281, 44120
  • HPV, in situ hybridization: 88365
  • Ligament repair, anterior talofibular, calcaneofibular: 27695, 27696
  • SPECT, cardiac amyloidosis: 78469, 78800, 78803, A9538.