Category: Medical Coding


Comprehensive Guide to CPT® 2024 Updates: New Codes, Revisions, and Effective Dates

Curious about the upcoming procedure codes for the new year? Your curiosity ends here! The CPT® 2024 update will incorporate 153 fresh codes dispersed throughout the code book. These additions encompass various sections such as Evaluation and Management, several Surgery subsections (including Musculoskeletal System, Respiratory System, Cardiovascular System, Urinary System, Female Genital System, and Nervous […]
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CPT® codes play a pivotal role in the transition to value-based care

In order for value-based healthcare to succeed, it is imperative that physician practices effectively articulate the medical services and procedures they provide. This underscores the vital role of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set in driving the shift towards value-based care. According to the chair of the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC), […]
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AMA 2024 CPT Code Set: Addressing Language Barriers and Immunization Codes

The American Medical Association (AMA) has made significant updates to the 2024 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set. These changes aim to address language barriers and streamline coding for COVID-19 immunizations. One notable update is the addition of Spanish descriptors to the CPT code set, allowing for better communication and understanding of medical services. This […]
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Medical Coding Regulation Guidelines

Compliance Compass: Guiding You Through Medical Coding Regulations

Coding regulations are a complex and ever-changing landscape. It can be difficult to keep up with the latest changes, and even more difficult to ensure that your coding is compliant. That’s where the Compliance Compass comes in. The Compliance Compass is a comprehensive guide to coding regulations. It covers everything from the basics of coding […]
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2024 ICD-10 Changes

2024 ICD-10 Changes: How They Will Impact Your Practice

For the FY 2024 ICD-10-CM code set, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have introduced 395 new diagnosis codes, deleted 25 codes, and revised 13 codes. Additionally, the 2024 Addendum has been updated with revisions to dozens of codes related to conditions such as osteoporosis with fractures, retinopathy, muscle entrapment in the eye, […]
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AMA Unveils 2024 CPT Codes

The revised code set now features descriptions of procedures and services in Spanish for the first time. The American Medical Association’s 2024 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set, revealed today, encompasses various noteworthy features. These include consolidated codes for reporting ongoing COVID-19 immunizations, provisional codes for upcoming monovalent vaccines, and codes for Respiratory Syncytial Virus […]
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Upcoming Changes in COVID-19 Vaccine Coding

COVID-19 Vaccine Coding Updates: What You Need to Know

An Oncoming Wave of 70+ Coding Revisions Is Approaching. Starting from November 1st, the American Medical Association is eliminating nearly all of the COVID-19 vaccine-related CPT® codes that were developed over the past several years. Instead, there will be a more concise set of product codes and a solitary administration code to replace them. What […]
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New ICD-10-CM codes Update for 2024

A Guide to the New ICD-10-CM Codes for 2024

The volatility brought about by the COVID pandemic has gradually transitioned towards a semblance of stability in the coding landscape. Particularly noteworthy is CMS’s unexpected revelation of the smallest count of codes in recent times. A sum of 395 new billable codes has been incorporated for the year 2024, accompanied by 25 removals and 13 […]
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ICD-10 For Natural Disaster

ICD-10 Codes Related to Natural Disasters

The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) is a medical classification list developed by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is used to classify diseases, injuries, and other health conditions. The ICD-10 has a section for natural disasters, which includes Medical codes for injuries and other health conditions caused by natural disasters such as […]
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