Tag: CPT Coding Updates

CPT 2024 Coding Updates

CPT 2024 Coding Changes Impacting General Surgery and Specialties

The American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Phrasing (CPT)* code set is overhauled every year. This year, numerous of the upgrades are time-based codes, which may influence when they may be detailed. This article depicts CPT 2024 Coding Updates that are pertinent to common surgery and related specialties. Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy in CPT 2024 Coding […]
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Navigating E&M Code Changes

It is expected that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will release a completely revamped version of the evaluation and management (E&M) codes by 2021, particularly for the office visit codes (999201-99205 and 99211-99215). In addition to the changes to the office visit codes, there were significant changes to the 2023 guidelines. These […]
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2024 CPT code updates for urology

2024 Urology CPT Code Updates: What You Need to Know

The CPT code set for 2024 has recently been released. The modifications discussed below pertain specifically to urology and will become effective on January 1, 2024, across all payers. While pricing and coverage details will be finalized for certain procedure codes, primarily for Medicare, with the release of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule in late […]
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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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Master CPT® 2022 Coding With This Expert Overview

The CPT® 2022 edition incorporates a total of 249 novel codes, along with 93 codes that have been revised, and 63 codes that have been removed. Every segment of the CPT® code set has undergone modifications to codes and guidelines. The most substantial revisions are observed in evaluation and management (E/M) codes, spine-related procedures such […]
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2021 E/M CPT Coding Update

CPT Code for 2021

In the upcoming year, medical coders can anticipate a more streamlined process in adapting to the revised code set, which encompasses alterations in E/M codes and more. Notably, the CPT® Editorial Panel has sanctioned a smaller number of new codes for 2021, providing a welcomed respite. This is particularly relieving in light of the comprehensive […]
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2020 CPT Code Changes

Deciphering the 2020 CPT Code Changes

The American Medical Association (AMA) publishes the Current Procedural Terminology code set changes every year, usually in September, for the upcoming new year. The changes impacting CPT 2020 were released on September 4, 2019. There was a total of 394 CPT code changes, of which, 58 affect the surgery center market. 2020 CPT Code Changes […]
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Anesthesia and Chronic Pain Codes Update for 2020

Since there are huge CPT coding updates for 2020, there are no new anesthesia codes. The newly proposed rule only includes new and revised codes for a few certain pain procedures. The rule provided for lowering of relative value units (RVU) for certain nerve injections codes which pay less in 2020. Some of the New Anesthesia […]
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Update Your CPT 2019 Code

Update Your CPT 2019 Code Book with the Latest Additions And Revisions

GET OUT YOUR 2019 CPT® CODE BOOKS. YOU HAVE SOME CODE CHANGES TO MAKE. Effective July 1, 2019, the American Medical Association (AMA) is adding 21 new lab codes and deleting one in Appendix O, Multianalyte Assays with Algorithmic Analyses and Proprietary Laboratory Analyses. Deleted 0057U Oncology (solid organ neoplasia), mRNA, gene expression profiling by […]
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CPT 2020 and CPT 2021: Catch a Glimpse

A summary of the CPT® Editorial Panel’s actions during its February 2019 meeting offers us a glimpse of changes to come for the CPT 2020 and 2021. Perhaps the biggest news are approved revisions to office and outpatient E/M codes 99201-99215, scheduled for 2021 implementation, covered here. Other Approved Changes For 2021 Include: Significant revision to […]
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