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Solve Percutaneous Biliary Coding Dilemmas With the Latest CPT® Assistant
2016-02-10

The December 2015 CPT® Assistant addresses appropriate reporting of new 2016 codes 47531-47544 to describe image-guided percutaneous biliary procedures. The issue spells out the guidelines and provides real-world clinical examples that assist you to appropriately report the codes for cholangiography, drainage catheter services, and more.

 

Reviewing the latest issue will also improve your understanding of how to report gastric emptying scintigraphy with or without small bowel and colon transit imaging. Plus, get to know the latest updates in radiation oncology codes. Easily find the definitive guidance you need to combat denials and ensure correct coding with a quick search on SuperCoder’s Code Connect. You can locate the articles on correct CPT® code usage in the December issue by searching for the indicated codes:

 

  • Gastric Emptying Scintigraphy: 78262-78266
  • Percutaneous Biliary Procedures: 43260-43261, 43264, 43277, 47490, 47500, 47505, 47510, 47511, 47525, 47530-47544, 47552-47556, 74300, 74301, 74305, 74320, 74327, 75980, 75982, 75989, 76942, 77002, 77021, 99201-99205, 99211-99215, 99217-99226, 99231-99233
  • Radiation Oncology: 76950, 77387, 77401-77417, 77421, 77424-77425, 77432-77435, 0197T.

 

The latest selection of CPT® Assistant FAQs and specially featured bonus FAQs also provides guidance for a variety of areas. Find authoritative answers in a snap by looking for these codes and topics on Code Connect:

 

  • Arthroscopic Sub Spine Decompression: 29999
  • Cardiac Sympathetic Denervation: 32664, 32999
  • Electroencephalogram: 95816, 95819
  • Evaluation and Management: 99221-99223
  • Fractional Flow Reserve: 93571-93572
  • Nervous System Surgery: 61645, 63650
  • Pathology and Laboratory: 81420, 87900, 87902, 88371
  • Pulmonary Medicine: 94250, 94799
  • Radiation Oncology: 77293, 77295, 77334, 77387, 77432
  • Revision of Reconstructed Breast: 19340, 19370, 19380
  • Sacral Augmentation: 0200T, 0201T
  • Whipple Procedure: 48150, 49320.