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Maximize Coding for Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery With July CPT® Assistant
2018-09-03

If you know that MIGS refers to minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, then the top article in the July CPT® Assistant may be right up your alley. The article walks you through the questions you can ask yourself to simplify correct coding of these eye procedures. You'll also get clinical examples and procedure descriptions to assist your understanding of when to use the different glaucoma AMA CPT® codes.

Coders who report services related to the esophagus, prostate, or behavioral health can learn from articles in the July issue, too. Look up these codes and keywords on TCI SuperCoder's Code Connect to find official guidance from vol. 28, issue 7:

  • Behavioral health integration: 99483, 99484, 99487, 99489, 99490, 99492-99496
  • Esophagectomy, thoracoscopic, laparoscopic: 32551, 43112, 43286-43289, 43499, 43659, 65
  • Glaucoma surgery, minimally invasive: 65820, 66150, 66170, 66172, 66179, 66180, 66183, 66990, 92499, 0191T, 0253T, 0376T, 0449T, 0450T, 0474T, 63
  • Prostate biopsy, MRI-TRUS: 55700, 72195-72197, 76376, 76377, 76498, 76872, 76942, 76999, 77021

The helpful FAQ section of AMA CPT® Assistant will guide you through coding for specific scenarios that various specialties encounter. Search for these codes and keywords in TCI SuperCoder's Code Connect to get guidance on the topics below from the July issue:

  • Arthrodesis, deformity: 20900-20938, 22633, 22634, 22802, 22843, 22853
  • Digestive system surgery: 43235, 43239, 43249, 43870, 43999, 49561, 22, 59
  • Drug testing: 80305, 81000
  • Temporary arterial balloon occlusion, C-section, hysterectomy: 37242, 37244, 52
  • Photodynamic therapy, premalignant lesion, nurse: 96567, 96573
  • Protein-losing enteropathy study: 78282