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CPT® 2018 Changes to Respiratory Coding Lead Latest HCPCS Coding Clinic®
2018-02-22

Ready for an anatomy lesson? AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS, Vol. 17, No. 4, gives you a quick snapshot of the physical structures involved in laryngoscopy. The CPT® 2018 code set made a lot of changes to coding for this procedure, and the Coding Clinic article takes you through those, too.

To improve your laryngoscopy know-how and take a tour of more coding changes in the issue’s FYI section, look up these codes and keywords on SuperCoder’s Coding Clinic Connector:

  • Biosimilar product modifier: Q5102, ZB, ZC
  • Flu vaccine: 90674, 90756, Q2039
  • Inpatient-only list, removed: 27447, 43282, 43772-43774, 55866
  • Laryngoscopy: 31572-31579, 31622, 43200, 92612-92617
  • Pass-through status: C9014-C9016, C9024, C9028, C9029, C9491-C9494, J7345, J9203
  • Proprietary laboratory analyses: 0024U-0034U
  • X-ray, chest: 71010, 71015, 71020-71023, 71030, 71034, 71035, 71045-71048.

The Ask the Editor section has its always-helpful collection of answers, too. Look up these codes and keywords to get details:

  • Automatic positive airway pressure: 94660
  • Excision, cyst and osteophytes: 26160, 26210
  • Instillation, mitomycin-C: 51720, 52235, J9280, 59
  • Reconstruction, tibial tendon: 27691, 28899
  • Reinforcement, breast implant pocket: 19340, 19380
  • Subchondroplasty: 29855
  • Zenker’s diverticulostomy: 43180.