Demystify the Many CPT® 2014 Changes With Cardiology Coding Training
In 2014, CPT® codes for cardiology have undergone tremendous changes, which means if you don’t receive a comprehensive cardiology update, you could be setting your practice up for disaster. For instance:
- CPT® 2014, effective January 1, clarifies the definitions of cardiac device skin pocket codes by removing the term “revision” and focusing specifically on “relocation.” The pocket relocation codes include all work performed on the existing pocket, including hematoma or abscess incision and drainage (I&D), and creation of the new pocket, according to CPT® 2014 guidelines.
- Minimally invasive procedures are becoming more accepted for heart procedures all the time. CPT® 2014 gets in line with clinical practice by adding new codes for percutaneous patent ductus arteriosus closure and percutaneous septal reduction.
- Be sure to remove vascular embolization and occlusion code 37204 (Transcatheter occlusion or embolization [e.g., for tumor destruction, to achieve hemostasis, to occlude a vascular malformation], percutaneous, any method, non-central nervous system, non-head or neck) from your coding cheat sheets. CPT® 2014 replaced 37204, as well as 37210 (Uterine fibroid embolization [UFE, embolization of the uterine arteries to treat uterine fibroids, leiomyomata], percutaneous approach inclusive of vascular access, vessel selection, embolization, and all radiological supervision and interpretation, intraprocedural roadmapping, and imaging guidance necessary to complete the procedure) with four new codes.
- CPT® 2014 has introduced a new code to report transcatheter stent placement in either the intrathoracic common carotid artery or innominate artery using an open cervical carotid approach.
- CPT® 2014 deleted stent placement codes 37205-37208 and the related radiological supervision and interpretation code 75960. In their place, you have new codes 37236-+37239, which bundle in stent placement, radiological supervision and interpretation, and (if performed) same-vessel angioplasty.
- Your visceral aorta repair coding options are about to get a little more detailed. CPT® 2014 introduces codes 34841-34848 to replace the previously available Category III codes 0078T-+0081T for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair involving visceral branches. The codes are specific to the use of a fenestrated endoprosthesis.
- And more!
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