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Sharpen Your CPT® Know-How With Code Set Refresher in Latest CPT® Assistant
2018-11-13

Did you know there are roughly 10,300 CPT® codes, or that if you’re reporting two services requiring the same unlisted procedure code, you should report that code only once on the claim? That’s some of what you’ll learn from the just-released September 2018 AMA CPT® Assistant, which helps you get to know the code set’s background and structure better!

Lesion excision and codes for new technologies also get attention in this edition. To read articles from vol. 28, issue 9, using TCI SuperCoder’s Code Connect, search these codes and keywords:

  • Autologous adipose-derived cell therapy: 0489T, 0490T, 15876-15879, 20600, 20604, 20926
  • Coronary fractional flow reserve: 0501T-0504T, 76497, 93799
  • CPT® code set refresher: 31647-31649, 31651, 0449T, A0021, 26, TC
  • Lesion excision, integumentary, musculoskeletal: 11400-11446, 11600-11646, 12001-12018, 12031-12057, 13100-13153, 23071-23078, 27618, 59.

Surgery, path/lab, and medicine all get a spot in the FAQ section of this AMA CPT® Assistant. Search for these codes and keywords in TCI SuperCoder’s Code Connect for September Q&A results:

  • Cesarean section, resects fallopian tubes: 58700, 59
  • Esophageal sphincter augmentation, hiatal hernia: 43281, 43284
  • Genomic sequencing: 81405, 81439, 81479
  • Infusion: 96365, 96366, 59
  • Musculoskeletal system surgery: 27605, 27606, 27685, 28296, 29855
  • Peak-flow meter, spirometry: 94150, 94799, 99201-99215
  • Sickle cell genetic testing: 81363, 81364.