CPT 2013 – Coronary Revascularization

As mentioned in my previous post, here are the new CPT codes for coronary revascularization (Table 1).  The new codes will help support reimbursement for treating sidebranches as well as the more complex interventions involving bypass grafts, chronic total occlusions, and ST-elevation myocardial infarction.  Effective January 1, 2013, you will no longer use 92980, 92981, […]

2013 CPT Coding Changes – Nerve Conduction Studies

A lot of confusion has existed among providers who do nerve conduction studies and try to bill for them.  Choosing the appropriate units, differentiating between motor and sensory nerves, with or without F-wave and H-reflex testing has generated a lot of questions over the years.  For 2013, hopefully the confusion will diminish.  CPT codes 95900, […]

Ob-Gyn Coding for Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Do you sometimes get confused on what CPT code to use when a laparoscopic hysterectomy has been performed?  Here is some information that helps provide structure to the codes available.  Laparoscopic Hysterectomy can be divided into three major code sets.  Aside from CPT code 58548, the CPT codes in each code set are differentiated by […]

2013 CPT Coding Changes for Cardiologists

The trend continues in 2013 for modifications to the cardiology CPT codes.  Of particular interest are the changes to the coronary angioplasty, stenting, and atherectomy codes.  CPT codes 92980, 92981, 92982, 92984, 92995, and 92996 will no longer be used.  They will be replaced with 13 new codes which will help classify your services as […]

Billing for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

  Background Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a new technology for use in treating certain patients with aortic stenosis.  As an alternative to open heart surgery, a bioprosthetic valve is inserted percutaneously using a catheter and implanted in the orifice of the native aortic valve.  Potential benefits of this procedure are that it’s less […]

Avoid the 2013 e-Prescribing Penalty

The June 30th deadline is looming. If you don’t e-prescribe on 10 eligible encounters by this date, you will be subject to a 1.5% reduction on your 2013 Medicare Fee Schedule.  First step, determine if you are an eligible professional (EP) by clicking here.  Will the penalty apply to my EP? The 2013 penalty will […]