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Simplify Your Soft Tissue Localization Device Reporting With 2016 CPT© Changes
2016-08-10

Simplify Your Soft Tissue Localization Device Reporting With 2016 CPT© Changes

The June 2016 issue of CPT® Assistant provides valuable guidance on appropriate reporting of new-for-2016 codes 10035-10036 to describe placement of soft tissue localization devices. The issue features guidelines and provides practical clinical examples that assist you in correctly reporting these marker placement codes.

Plus, reviewing the latest issue also updates you about codes which were established in the 2016 code set to report mediastinoscopy as well as fetal and pelvic MRI. 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 June issue by searching for the indicated codes:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Fetal: 72170-72190, 72195-72197, 74000-74170, 74712-74713
  • Mediastinoscopy With Biopsy: 39400-39402
  • Retinal Detachment Repair: 66840, 66850, 66852, 66940, 67015, 67112, 67101-67113
  • Soft Tissue Localization Device Placement: 10035-10036, 19081-19086, 19281-19288, 32553, 49411, 55876, 76942, 77002, 77012, 77021.

When you need targeted answers for tough cases, look to the FAQ section. Expert solutions are available by searching for these codes and keywords on Code Connect:

  • Chromoendoscopy, Colonoscopy
  • Hip X-Ray: 73501-73523
  • Musculoskeletal System Surgery: 27299, 27442, 27599, 28285, 28899
  • Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty, Arteriovenous Shunt: 37238
  • Pinch Graft: 15050, 15100-15101, 15120-15121, 15200-15261
  • Therapeutic Procedure, Massage: 97010, 97012, 97039, 97110, 97124.