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Pay Attention Podiatry Coders! More Than a Quarter of This CPT® Assistant Is Dedicated to You!

The December 2016 CPT® Assistant is brimming with recent coding updates for bunionectomy. Find out how the new and revised codes in 2017 for hallux valgus services will impact your coding based on surgical technique performed to correct the deformity. The issue also briefs you on how to appropriately report nuclear medicine parathyroid gland studies, flexible laryngoscopy, and mammography services.


Plus, get to know insights about the latest revisions in official descriptors and guidelines for reporting codes for psychotherapy. To get spot-on guidance, simply type a code or keyword into’s Code Connect to dig in to these topics:

  • Bunionectomy: 28289-28299, 28750, 28899
  • Flexible Laryngoscopy: 31575-31579, 43197-43198, 92612-92617
  • Mammography: 77051-77052, 77055-77057, 77062-77063, 77065-77067
  • Nuclear Medicine Parathyroid Gland Studies: 78070-78072, 78099, 78803, 78999, A9500, A9502, A9505, A9512, A9516
  • Psychotherapy: 90832-90838, 90846-90847.

For guidance on handling tricky coding scenarios, check out the FAQ section. Search for these codes and keywords on Code Connect:

  • Breast Biopsy: 19499
  • Manual Muscle Testing: 95831-95833, 95851
  • Musculoskeletal System: 27654,27899, 29823, 29999
  • Nuclear Medicine: 78070-78072, 78803, 78999.