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Latest HCPCS Coding Clinic® Shines a Spotlight on Spinal Procedures
2019-12-30

Outpatient spinal procedures are on the rise, according to AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS, Volume 19, Number 4. This issue helps you understand the different approaches and visualization techniques used for spine surgery.

Remote patient monitoring and lists of HCPCS Level II and CPT® code changes are included, too. TCI SuperCoder’s Coding Clinic Connector will help you locate information on these topics:

  • HCPCS Level II changes, October 2019: C9035-C9040, C9044, C9045, C9048-C9052, C9447, J0121, J0122, J0222, J0291, J0593, J0641, J0642, J1096, J1097, J1303, J1942-J1944, J2798, J3031, J7314, J7331, J7332, J7401, J9118, J9119, J9204, J9210, J9269, J9313, Q4205, Q4206, Q4208-Q4222, Q4226, Q5107, Q5116-Q5118, S1090
  • Proprietary lab analysis code changes, October 2019: 0104U-0138U
  • Remote patient monitoring, telehealth: 99453, 99454, 99457, 99091
  • Spinal procedures: 22558, 62380, 0275T, Q0163, Q0181

This fourth quarter issue also includes a dozen questions in The Ask the Editor section. Look for these codes and keywords on TCI SuperCoder’s Coding Clinic Connector:

  • Atrial septal defect closure, NobleStitchTM: 93799
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection: 43254, 45390, 59
  • iPACK block, ultrasound guidance: 64999, 76942
  • Lymph nodes, laterality: 38500-38530, 50, 59, LT, RT
  • Mini laparotomy: 58150
  • Shockwave coronary intravascular lithotripsy: 92928, 93799
  • Stent exchange, loop ileoscopy: 50688
  • Tibial fracture, nonunion, bone graft, same incision: 27722, 27724
  • Tonsillectomy, posterior pillar advancement flap: 42227, 42299, 42826
  • Vaginal scar excision: 11422