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Latest CPT® Assistant Eliminates Coding Confusion for ECMO/ECLS

The July 2015 CPT® Assistant guides you through the implementation of 2015’s new codes for reporting extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and extracorporeal life support (also known as ECMO/ECLS). These services provide cardiac and respiratory support during severe respiratory insufficiency. Find out how new codes take into account the work related to the many phases of ECMO/ECLS like cannulation, decannulation, repositioning of cannula, and managing the patient in relation to ECMO/ECLS.


The July issue also briefs you with the latest revisions and guidelines for reporting ablation therapy of bone tumors and provides real-world clinical examples. Plus, reviewing the latest issue will assist you with appropriately reporting codes for intradermal testing. Take advantage of’s Code Connect code and keyword search to keep your skills up to date on these topics:

  • Ablation Therapy of Bone Tumors: 20982, 20983, 20999, 76940, 77002, 77013
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation/Extracorporeal Life Support : 32100, 33946-33989, 34812, 34820, 34833, 34834, 35201, 35206, 35211, 35226, 99218-99220, 99221-99223, 99231-99233, 99234-99236, 99291-99292, 99468-99480
  • Intradermal Testing: 95010, 95015, 95017, 95018.


You’ll also find the customary FAQ section in the latest CPT® Assistant to assist you in resolving your toughest coding cases. To find the help you need, search for these codes and keywords on Code Connect:


  • Botulinum Toxic Injections: 64632, 64999
  • Musculoskeletal System: 20604, 20606, 20611, 27486, 29806, 29848, 64721, 76937
  • Pulmonary Valvuloplasty: 92990
  • Respiratory System: 30520, 31299.