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Scope Out AMA's Latest Lung Coding Examples
November 16, 2012

Lung and pleural procedures are in the spotlight in the just released September 2012 CPT® Assistant. Whether you want details about how thoracotomy and thoracoscopy codes changed for 2012 or you're longing for VATS clinical examples, this authoritative AMA resource has you covered. Keeping your coding know-how up-to-date and in line with AMA's CPT® Assistant is as simple as searching for the codes below on SuperCoder.com:

  • Arthrotomy: 10060, 10061, 10120, 10121, 26075, 26080
  • Lung and pleural procedures: 19260, 19272, 32096-32098, 32100, 32440-32488, 32503-32507, 32601, 32607-32609, 32663, 32666-32674, 38746, 39200, 39220, 39400, 60520-60522
  • Nerve destruction: 64600, 64620, 64630-64636, 64681, 64999, 77003, 77012
  • Noninvasive vascular studies: 93998, 99199
  • Spleen procedures: 38100-38102, 38115, 38120, 38129, 49000.

You also can count on the FAQs in CPT® Assistant to solve commonly encountered coding challenges. The September 2012 issue includes solutions for these coding concerns:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, visceral extension prosthesis: 37205, 37208, 75960, 0079T, 0081T
  • Anesthesia for urethromeatoplasty: 00920, 53450
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: 92950, 99290, 99291
  • Carpal tunnel release, percutaneous: 64721, 64999
  • Muscle testing: 95833
  • Musculoskeletal surgery: 20680, 22899, 23120, 23412, 29540, 29580, 29581, 29799, 29822, 29823, 29826.