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CPT® Codes Are HCPCS, Too … That’s the Reminder of Latest AHA HCPCS Coding Clinic®

It’s easy to forget that CPT® codes are also called Level I HCPCS codes. But it’s worth remembering because it means you can turn to AHA HCPCS Coding Clinic® for useful CPT® coding guidance, especially for the institutional provider setting. The Q3 2018 issue is a case in point with a top article on CPT® coding for soft tissue tumor excision and resection, including definitions and a quick Q&A.


To access the articles and For Your Information advice from AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS, Vol. 18, No. 3, you can search the keywords and codes below on TCI SuperCoder’s Coding Clinic Connector:


  • Excision, resection, soft tissue tumors: 21932, 21933, 22902, 26160, 26210, 59
  • New HCPCS codes, drugs, biologicals, October 2018: Q5108, Q5110
  • Vaccine and administration codes listing: 90471, 90472, 90476-90756, G0008-G0010.


The Ask the Editor section has coding guidance for you, too, with plenty of CPT® codes under discussion. These topics are now searchable on TCI SuperCoder’s Coding Clinic Connector:


  • Ankle arthroscopy: 20680, 29898
  • Capitate implant, carpectomy: 25999, C1776, RT
  • Elschnig pearls: 66852, LT
  • Infusion, intravenous push: 96365, 96366, 96376
  • LINX, hiatal hernia: 43284
  • Rectus sheath incision and drainage: 20999, 22999

Ultrasound guidance, right heart catheterization: 76937, 93505.