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Pick Up 2016 Tips From CPT® Assistant for New Prolonged Clinical Staff Service Codes
2015-12-09

The October 2015 CPT® Assistant will help you get a jump on your 2016 coding by diving into the new year’s codes for prolonged clinical staff services in the office or outpatient setting. Get guidance on supervision and time requirements for the clinical staff codes as well as news on updates to existing prolonged services codes +99354 and +99355.

 

Specialists won’t want to miss the additional articles on genitourinary catheter procedures and on hypothermia to treat critically ill neonates. To access these articles and more, type a code or keyword into SuperCoder.com's Code Connect:

 

  • Genitourinary Catheter Procedures: 50387, 50389-50395, 50398, 50430-50435, 50693-50695, 74425, 74475, 74480, 74485
  • Hypothermia, Neonate: 99184, 99468, 99469, 99481, 99482
  • Prolonged Services: 99201-99205, 99211-99215, 99354-99357, 99415, 99416.

 

To discover authoritative guidance on specific cases, see what the FAQ section has to say. Answers are at hand by searching for these codes and keywords on Code Connect:

 

  • Diagnostic Radiology: 72020, 72080, 73501-73503, 73521-73523, 78803, 78999
  • Human Papillomavirus, HPV, Assay: 87624, 87625
  • Spinal Accessory Nerve Injection: 64412, 64999
  • Prolonged Services: 90832-90834, 90836-90840, 90845-90847, 90849, 90853, 99355-99357.