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Get Insights Into Coding Artificial Heart Services and More in June CPT® Assistant
2018-08-06

Advances in medical therapy and FDA approval of several devices are a part of the story that resulted in new CPT® 2018 Category I codes for total artificial heart system services: 33297, 33298, and 33929. The June CPT® Assistant gives you helpful guidance on applying these new codes, including a glossary and clinical examples.

That’s not the end of the CPT® 2018 update knowledge in this issue, though. Search these codes and keywords on TCI SuperCoder’s Code Connect to find official guidance from vol. 28, issue 6:

  • Ambulatory glucose monitoring: 95249-95251, 99091, 0446T
  • Artificial heart system: 33927-33929, 33945, 33975, 33976, 33979, 33990, 33991, 33999, 0051T-0053T
  • Critical care, inpatient neonatal and pediatric: 99291, 99292, 99466-99469, 99471, 99472, 99475, 99476, 99485, 99486
  • MAAA, breast oncology: 81479, 81520, 81521, 81599, 0008M.

And don’t miss this issue’s FAQs, which help with coding for a wide range of services. Enter these codes and keywords in TCI SuperCoder’s Code Connect to learn the details:

  • Colostomy and colon resection: 44146
  • Corneal cross-linking: 99070, 0402T
  • Intensive care, infant: 99478-99480, 99780
  • Repair, anterior labral: 29806, 29819
  • Repair, great vessels: 33320-33322, 33330
  • Test, urinary incontinence: 51798.