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Lysis of Adhesions: AHA Coding Clinic® Addresses a Top Coding Issue
2019-01-04

AHA HCPCS Coding Clinic®, vol. 18, no. 4, tackles this common trouble spot by covering what adhesions are, what documentation may support separate reporting for lysis of adhesions, and the codes to use based on approach and technique.

 

Reporting units for drugs and recent code changes are more hot topics covered in this issue from the fourth quarter of 2018. To locate articles and For Your Information content from this issue, search the keywords and codes below on TCI SuperCoder’s Coding Clinic Connector:

 

  • Biosimilar products, Fulphila: Q5108
  • Clarification, push infusion: 96365, 96366, 96376
  • Fine needle aspiration, 2019: 10004-10012, 10021, 10022
  • Lysis of adhesions: 30560, 32124, 32940, 44005, 44180, 50715, 50722, 50725, 53500, 54162, 54450, 56441, 58559-58662, 58740, 62263, 62264, 69450, 59
  • New HCPCS C codes: C9033, C9034, C9750, J1454
  • Permanent leadless pacemaker, 2019: 33274, 33275, 93279, 0387T-0391T
  • Skin biopsies, code changes: 11100-11107
  • Units of drugs: J0702, J1020, J1030, J1040.

 

There’s a lot to learn from the Ask the Editor section, as well, with answers that apply to a variety of specialties. You can search for these topics on TCI SuperCoder’s Coding Clinic Connector:

 

  • Injection, Amniofix: 20550, 20551
  • Injection, Dupuytren: 20527, 20550, J3301
  • Laminectomy, discectomy: 63047
  • Mastectomy: 19304, 19307, LT, RT

Urine calcium test: 82340, 82570