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1 Instructions for CEU credit are at the end of this presentation. In coordination with the DHA UBO Program Office and the Medical Coding Program Office, the UBO Learning Center will present the following January Webinar: CY 2015 CPT®/HCPCS Updates21 Jan – 140022 Jan – 0900For entry into the webinar, log into:Enter as a guest with your full name and Service/NCR Medical Directorate affiliation for attendance verification.Instructions for CEU credit are at the end of this presentation.View and listen to the webinar through your computer or Web–enabled mobile device. Note: The DHA UBO Program Office is not responsible for and does not reimburse any airtime, data, roaming or other charges for mobile, wireless and any other internet connections and use.If you need technical assistance with this webinar, contact us atYou may submit a question or request technical assistance at any during a live broadcast time by entering it into the “Question” field of Adobe Connect.
2 AgendaEffective Dates2015 CPT®/HCPCS updatesSymbols for 2015 changes2015 CPT® Code ChangesSummary of new codes2015 HCPCS Codes2015 HCPCS Modifiers
3 Deployment in AHLTA, CHCS, CCE forecast to begin mid February 2015. Effective DatesAmerican Medical Association (AMA) updates CPT® codes annually, effective 1 January.Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updates HCPCS codes on a quarterly basis.MHS updates CPT®/HCPCS codes annually, however they are generally not loaded into billing systems until the 2nd Quarter of the current CY.Deployment in AHLTA, CHCS, CCE forecast to begin mid February 2015.MHS Outpatient Itemized Billing (OIB) rates for new 2015 codes not available until mid-year (generally 1 July 2015).Can only bill if there is a DHA UBO rate for a code that is effective on the date of service.DHA UBO rates cannot be applied retroactively. This can create billing lags and timely filing issues.Mention examples and dates
4 2015 CPT®/HCPCS UpdatesApproximately 550 code changes (source: AMA 2015 CPT® Professional Edition book; Ingenix 2015 HCPCS Procedure book).Numerous changes to the Evaluation and Management Service section.Changes in Anesthesia section involve the deletion of codes that describe services of low utilization.In the surgery section, a large number of changes were in Cardiovascular and Digestive System sections and new injection codes were added in the Nervous System.Most substantial changes to Radiology section are the revisions to the exclusionary parenthetical notes and cross-references to include appropriate reporting instructions for those codes.Over 100 new codes in the Pathology and Laboratory section.Category I, II, III Changes266 New Codes143 Deleted Codes128 Revised4 new HCPCS Modifiers and 231 new HCPCS codes
5 Symbols for 2015 Changes # Re-sequenced Code + Add-on Code ● New Code Revised Code# Re-sequenced Code+ Add-on CodeModerate SedationCodes for vaccines that are pending FDA approval
7 Summary of New Codes Category I 3 Evaluation & Management 84 Surgery 15 Radiology107 Pathology and Laboratory15 MedicineCategory II3 New CodesCategory III39 new codes11 (not listed in 2015 CPT® book)Consider moving this slide up so that the E/M slides are sequenced together
8 2015 CPT® Changes for Evaluation & Management Changes in the Evaluation and Management section include:Addition of “military history” to the social-history element in the evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines.Revision of inpatient neonatal and pediatric critical care guidelines to clarify appropriate reporting of these services.Deletion of intensive care services codes & and addition of 99184, which combines these services into one single code.A section title changed from “Complex Chronic Care Coordination” to “Care Management Service” with an addition of new subsection “Chronic Care Management Services” to better reflect the management services described by the new codeAnother new subsection, “Complex Chronic Care Management Services” with deletion of & revision of codes &Several guideline changesGuidelines have been significantly revised due to these two new subsectionsA new subsection, guidelines and code & have been added for advanced care planning
9 Evaluation and Management / Social History An age appropriate review of past and current activities that includes significant information about:Marital status and/or living arrangementsCurrent employmentOccupational historyMilitary historyUse of drugs, alcohol, and tobaccoLevel of educationSexual historyOther relevant social factors
10 Evaluation and Management / Inpatient Neonatal Pediatric Neonatal Critical Care Services Codes and have been deleted and replaced with new combination code 99184Initiation of selective head or total bodyhypothermia in the critically ill neonate, includes appropriatepatient selection by review of clinical, imaging andLaboratory data, confirmation of esophageal temperatureprobe location, evaluation of amplitude EEG, supervision ofcontrolled hypothermia, and assessment of patient toleranceof cooling
11 Evaluation and Management / Care Management Services Chronic Care Management Services# ● Chronic care management services, at least 20minutes of clinical staff time directed by a physician or otherqualified health care professional, per calendar month, withthe following required elements:Multiple (two or more) chronic conditions expected to last at least 12 months, or until the death of the patient;Chronic conditions place the patient at significant risk ofdeath, acute exacerbation/decompensation, or functional decline;Comprehensive care plan established, implemented,revised, or monitored.Speakers Notes:Chronic care management services of less than 20 minutes duration, in a calendar month, are not reported separately in other words do not code.
12 Evaluation and Management / Advance Care Planning ● Advance care planning including the explanation and discussion of advance directives such as standard forms (with completion of suchforms, when performed), by the physician or other qualified healthcare professional; first 30 minutes face-to-face with the patientfamily member(s), and/or surrogate+● Each additional 30 minutes (List separately in addition to code forprimary procedure)NoteCan not be used on initial or subsequent day if care for neonatal, pediatric or other critical care/intensive care services
13 2015 CPT® Changes – Surgery Changes to the Surgery section include: 84 new codes65 revisions45 deletionsSome of the changes to the Musculoskeletal section include:New and revised codes for arthrocentesis & ablation therapy proceduresNew codes for open treatment of rib fracturesNew guidelines and codes added for percutaneous vertebroplasty & vertebral augmentation procedures.Guidelines, addition and revision of codes for pacemaker and implantable defibrillator services in Cardiovascular System section.
14 2015 CPT® Changes – SurgeryExtensive changes made to the Digestive section that involves the lower endoscopy codes, including new guidelines and codes for stomal endoscopy procedures and in the renamed Colon and Rectum subsection.Changes in the Nervous System section include new injection codes for myelography and transversus abdominis plane block.
15 2015 CPT® Changes – SurgerySurgical Package DefinitionThe definition is clarified to indicate the History and Physical are included.
16 Surgery/Musculoskeletal System Introduction or Removal Arthrocentesis, aspiration and/or injection, smallJoint or bursa (e.g., fingers, toes); without ultrasound guidance● With ultrasound guidance, with permanent recording and reporting… intermediate joint or bursa (e.g., temporomandibular, acromioclavicular, wrist, elbow or ankle, olecranon bursa); …● With ultrasound guidance, with permanent recording and reporting… major joint or bursa (e.g., shoulder, hip, knee,subacromial bursa); …● With ultrasound guidance, with permanentrecording and reportingUltrasound as an imaging technology in musculoskeletal medicine is often used as an extension of the PE for accuracy of intra-articular placement of the needle for safety and better patient outcomes. It is for this reason that three new codes for reporting US guidance have been added.For 20600, and 20610, Use codes 77002, and to report imaging guidance if fluoroscopic, CT or MRI is used
17 Surgery/Musculoskeletal System Other Procedures/Ablation of Bone Tumors Ablation therapy for reduction or eradication of 1 or more bone tumors (e.g., metastasis), including adjacent soft tissue when involved by tumor extension, percutaneous, including imaging guidance when performed; radiofrequency● CryoablationDo not report and in conjunction with 76940, 77002, 77013, 77022Reported onceIncludes imaging guidance
18 Surgery/Musculoskeletal System Fracture and/or Dislocation ● Open treatment of rib fracture(s) withinternal fixation, includes thoracoscopicvisualization when performed, unilateral; 1-3 ribs● ribs● or more ribsThese codes replace Category III codes 0245T-0248TCode has been deleted, use E & M codes for closed treatment of an uncomplicated rib fractureCode has been deleted due to low utilization; use for external rib fractureThese codes are considered unilateral procedures ; therefore for bilateral procedures use codes 21811, & with modifier 50
19 Surgery/Musculoskeletal System Percutanous Verbaplasty and Vertebral Augmentation ● Percutaneous vertebroplasty (bone biopsy included when performed), 1 vertebral body, unilateral or bilateral injection, inclusive of all imaging guidance; cervicothoracic● Lumbosacral+ ● Each additional cervicothoracic or lumbosacral vertebral body● Percutaneous vertebral augmentation, including cavity creation (fracture reduction and bone biopsy included when performed) using mechanical device (e.g., kyphoplasty), 1 vertebral body, unilateral or bilateral cannulation, inclusive of all imaging guidance; thoracic● Lumbar+ ● Each additional thoracic or lumbar vertebral body
20 Surgery/Musculoskeletal System Spinal Instrumentation 22856 Total disc arthroplasty (artificial disc), anterior approach, including discectomy with end plate preparation (includes osteophytectomy for nerve root or spinal cord decompression and microdissection); single interspace, cervical # +● Second level, cervical
21 Surgery/Musculoskeletal System/ Arthrodesis ● Arthrodesis, sacroiliac joint, percutaneous or minimally invasive (indirect visualization), with image guidance, includes obtaining bone graft when performed, and placement of transfixing device
22 Surgery/Cardiovascular System/ Pacemaker or Implantable Defibrillator # ● Insertion or replacement of permanent subcutaneous implantable defibrillator system, with subcutaneous electrode, including defibrillation threshold evaluation, induction of arrhythmia, evaluation of sensing for arrhythmia termination, and programming or reprogramming of sensing or therapeutic parameters, when performed # ● Insertion of subcutaneous implantable defibrillator electrode # ● Removal of subcutaneous implantable defibrillator electrode # ● Repositioning of previously implanted subcutaneous implantable defibrillator electrodeThese codes were category III codes 0319T-0328T which have been moved to category I listed above
23 Surgery/Cardiovascular System Cardiac Valves ● Transcatheter mitral valve repair, percutaneous approach, including transseptal puncture when performed; initial prosthesis+● Additional prosthesis(es) during same sessionNote:Category III codes 0343T and 344T have been deleted and replaced by category I
24 Surgery/Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)/extracorporeal life support (ECLS) 33946 ECMO/ECLS,PHYS;INITIA,VENO-VEN33947 ECMO/ECLS,PHYS;INITIA,VENO-ART33948 ECMO/ECLS,PHY;DAY MGT,VENO-VEN33949 ECMO/ECLS,PHY;DAY MGT,VENO-ART33951 ECMO/ECLS,PHYS;PER,BIRTH-5 YRS33952 ECMO/ECLS,PHYS;PER,6YRS &OLDER33953 ECMO/ECLS,PHYS;OPN,BIRTH-5 YRS33954 ECMO/ECLS,PHYS;OPN,6YRS &OLDER33955 ECMO/ECLS,PHYS;CENT CANN,0-533956 ECMO/ECLS,PHYS;CENT CANN,6YRS+33957 ECMO/ECLS,PHYS;REP PER CAN,0-533958 ECMO/ECLS,PHYS;REP PER CAN,6Y+33959 ECMO/ECLS,PHYS;REP CAN,OPN,0-5
25 Surgery/Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)/extracorporeal life support (ECLS) 33962 ECMO/ECLS,PHYS;REP CAN,OPN,6Y+33963 ECMO/ECLS,PHYS;REP CEN CAN,0-533964 ECMO/ECLS,PHYS;REP CEN CAN 6Y+33965 ECMO/ECLS,PHYS;REM,PER CAN,0-533966 ECMO/ECLS,PHYS;REM,PER CAN,6Y+33969 ECMO/ECLS,PHYS;REM,CAN,OPN,0-533984 ECMO/ECLS,PHYS;REM,CAN,OPN,6Y+33985 ECMO/ECLS,PHYS;REM,CEN CAN,0-533986 ECMO/ECLS,PHYS;REM,CEN CAN,6Y+33987 ART EXP,FAC ART PERF,ECMO/ECLS33988 INS,LHRT VN,THO INCS,ECMO/ECLS33989 REM,LHRT VN,THO INCS,ECMO/ECLSThese codes have absolutely no impact on MHS coding, We don't do those kinds of things generally. Just listing them for your information that 25 new codes were added in this category
26 Surgery/Cardiovascular System Physician planning of a patient-specific fenestrated visceral aortic endograft requiring a minimum of 90 minutes of physician timeTranscatheter placement of intravascular stent(s), intrathoracic common carotid artery or innominate artery, open or percutaneous antegrade approach, including angioplasty, when performed, and radiological supervision and interpretation
27 Surgery / Digestive System Endoscopy ● Esophagoscopy, rigid, transoral with diverticulectomy of hypopharynx or cervical esophagus (e.g., Zenker’s diverticulum), with cricopharyngeal myotomy, includes use of telescope or operating microscope and repair, when performedThere are many changes to the Digestive system section of the CPT which include 24 new and 33 revised codes. The next few slides will list most codes for your review. There is only one new code to the esophagus section, the rest of the new codes took place in the Intestines, Colon and Rectum section. Two in Anus and one new code in the Liver section.
28 Surgery / Digestive System Endoscopy, Stomal Ileoscopy, through stoma; diagnostic, including collection of specimen(s) by brushing or washing, when performed (separate procedure)With transendoscopic balloon dilationWith placement of endoscopic stent (includes pre- and post-dilation and guide wire passage, when performed)Colonoscopy through stoma; diagnostic, including collection of specimen(s) by brushing or washing, when performed (separate procedure)With ablation of tumor(s), polyp(s), or other lesion(s) (includes pre and post-dilation and guide wire passage, when performed)With endoscopic stent placement (including pre and post-dilation and guide wire passage, when performed)With endoscopic mucosal resectionWith directed submucosal injection(s), any substance
29 Surgery / Digestive System Endoscopy, Stomal With transendoscopic balloon dilationWith endoscopic ultrasound examination, limited to the sigmoid, descending, transverse, or ascending colon and cecum and adjacent structuresWith transendoscopic ultrasound guided intramural or transmural fine needle aspiration/biopsy(s), includes endoscopic ultrasound examination limited to the sigmoid, descending, transverse, or scending colon and cecum and adjacent structuresWith decompression (for pathologic distention) (e.g., volvulus,megacolon), including placement of decompression tube, when performed
30 Surgery / Digestive System Endoscopy Sigmoidoscopy, flexible; diagnostic, including collection of specimen(s) by brushing or washing, when performed (separate procedure)# ● With ablation of tumor(s), polyp(s), or other lesion(s)(includes pre- and post-dilation and guide wire passage, when performed)● With placement of endoscopic stent (includes pre- and post dilation and guide wire passage, when performed)● With endoscopic mucosal resection● With band ligation(s) (e.g., hemorrhoids)
31 Surgery / Digestive System Endoscopy 45378 Colonoscopy, flexible; diagnostic, including collection of specimen(s) by brushing or washing, when performed (separate procedure) # ●45388 With ablation of tumor(s), polyp(s), or other lesion(s) (includes pre- and post-dilation and guide wire passage, when performed) ● With endoscopic stent placement (includes pre and post-dilation and guide wire passage, when performed) # ● With endoscopic mucosal resection ● With decompression (for pathologic distention) (e.g., volvulus, megacolon), including placement of decompression tube, when performed ● With band ligation(s) (e.g., hemorrhoids) ● Unlisted procedure, colonThere was a minor revision to the description of the code In MHS coders use the code for screening colonoscopy and should use G0120 as this code should be used only for diagnostic procedures.
32 Surgery / Digestive System Anus Endoscopy/Liver Anoscopy; diagnostic, including collection of specimen(s) by brushing or washing, when performed (separate procedure)Diagnostic, with high-resolution magnification (HRA) (e.g., colposcope, operating microscope) and chemical agent enhancement, including collection of specimen(s) by brushing or washing, when performedWith high-resolution magnification (HRA) (e.g., colposcope, operating microscope) and chemical agent enhancement, with biopsy, single or multipleAblation, 1 or more liver tumor(s), percutaneous, cryoablation
33 Surgery / Urinary System/Bladder Vesical Neck and Prostate Cystourethroscopy, with insertion of permanentadjustable transprostatic implant; single implantEach additional permanent adjustabletransprostatic implantTwo new codes added to the urinary system’s section allowing us to report prostatics
34 Surgery/Nervous System Spine and Spinal Cord/Injection, Drainage, or Aspiration Myelography via lumbar injection, includingradiological supervision and interpretation; cervicalThoracicLumbosacralor more regions (e.g., lumbar/thoracic, cervical/thoracic, lumbar/cervical, lumbar/thoracic/cervical)In this section, 4 new bundled codes have been added for myelography procedures
35 Surgery/Nervous System Extracranial, Peripheral and Automatic Nervous System Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block (abdominal plane block, rectus sheath block) unilateral; byinjection(s) (includes imaging guidance, when performed)By continuous infusion(s) (includes imaging guidance, when performed)…..bilateralBy continuous infusions (includes imaging guidance, when performed)4 new codes for TAP block, these codes are forms of pain control either by a way of injections or continuous infusions…is a form of local anesthetic for postoperative pain control and abdominal wall analgesia
36 Surgery/Eye and Ocular Adnexa Anterior Segment Aqueous shunt to extraocular equatorialplate reservoir, external approach; without graftWith graftRevision of aqueous shunt to extraocularequatorial plate reservoir; without graftWith graftNext we have eye and ocular procedures, you notice that the construct here is backwards, where we have the change to the second code and we have a new parent code.The frequency of the utilization of grafts in the family of aqueous shunt procedures warranted new codes structure and therefore added two new codes to include with graft procedures
37 Radiology/Diagnostic Ultrasound and Breast Mammography Ultrasound, breast, unilateral, real time with image documentation, including axilla when performed; completeLimitedDigital breast tomosynthesis; unilateralBilateralScreening digital tomosynthesis, bilateral (list separately in addition to code for primary procedure)Code has been deleted , two new codes and have been added, use these codes once per breast, per sessionThree new codes 77061,77062 and 77063(add-on code) were added to report diagnostic and screening breast tomosynthesisUse in conjunction with 77057(Screening Mammography, bilateral)
38 Radiology/Bone/Joint Studies Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), bone density study, 1 or more sites; axial skeleton (e.g., hips, pelvis, spine), including vertebral fracture assessmentVertebral fracture assessment via dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)
39 Radiology/Radiation Oncology Teletherapy isodose plan; simple (1 or 2 unmodified ports directedto a single area of interest), includes basic dosimetry calculation(s)Complex (multiple treatment areas, tangential ports, the use ofwedges, blocking, rotational beam, or special beam considerations),includes basic dosimetry calculation(s)Brachytherapy isodose plan; simple (calculation[s] made from 1 to 4 sources, or remote afterloading brachytherapy, channel), includes basic dosimetry calculation(s)Intermediate (calculation[s] made from 5 to 10 sources, or remote afterloading brachytherapy, 2-12 channels), includes basic dosimetry calculation(s)Complex (calculation[s] made from over 10 sources, or remote afterloading brachytherapy, over 12 channels), includes basic dosimetry calculation(s)Note:New combination codes report teletherapy isodose with basic dosimetry calculation(s) and brachytherapy isodose planning with basic dosimetry calculation(s)
40 Radiology/Radiation Oncology Radiation Treatment Delivery Intensity modulated radiation treatment delivery (IMRT), includes guidance and tracking, when performed; simpleComplexGuidance for localization of target volumefor delivery of radiation treatment delivery, includes intrafraction tracking, when performed
41 Pathology and Laboratory There have been numerous changes to the Pathology and Laboratory section of the CPT® book. New drug assay subsection has been added. Also many changes were made to the Therapeutic Drug Assay (TDA) and Chemistry section to include code additions, deletions and revisions as well as guideline changes to the TDA subsection107 new codes; 32 revised codes; 44 deleted codesOver all, most probably, you will not be providing oversight/advice on how to properly use the new pathology and lab CPT® codesThe new laboratory codes will be used in the CHCS laboratory moduleI will be listing these codes here in this slide deck as well as the excel spreadsheet I am providing with all the new changes.If you are need to know more about how these codes are used , you can talk to someone in your MTF's laboratory department.
42 Pathology and Laboratory Therapeutic Drug Assays Digoxin; totalFreeValproic acid (dipropylacetic acid); totalFree
43 Pathology and Laboratory Drug Assays 80300 DRG SCR,ANY,LIST A;ANY,NON-TLC80301 DRG SCR,ANY,LST A;SNG CLS METH80302 DRG SCR,PRESUMPT,SNG,LIST B,EA80303 DRG SCR,ANY,PRESUM,SNG/MUL;TLC80304 DRG SCR,ANY,PRESUMPT;NOS,EA PX80320 ALCOHOLS80321 ALCOHOL BIOMARKERS; 1 OR 280322 ALCOHOL BIOMARKERS; 3 OR MORE80323 ALKALOIDS,NOS80324 AMPHETAMINES; 1 OR 280325 AMPHETAMINES; 3 OR 480326 AMPHETAMINES; 5 OR MORE80327 ANABOLIC STEROIDS; 1 OR 280328 ANABOLIC STEROIDS; 3 OR MOREAll the drug assays codes listed in slides are out of sequence #
44 Pathology and Laboratory Drug Assays 80329 ANALGESICS, NON-OPIOID; 1 OR 280330 ANALGESICS, NON-OPIOID; 3-580331 ANALGESICS,NON-OPIOID; 6/MORE80332 ANTIDEP,SEROTONERGIC CLASS;1/280333 ANTIDEP,SEROTONERGIC CLASS;3-580334 ANTIDEP,SEROTONERG CLAS;6/MORE80335 ANTIDEP,TRICYCL & OTH CYC; 1/280336 ANTIDEP,TRICYCL & OTH CYC; 3-580337 ANTIDEP,TRICYC &OTH CYC;6/MORE80338 ANTIDEPRESSANTS,NOS80339 ANTIEPILEPTICS,NOS; 1-380340 ANTIEPILEPTICS,NOS; 4-680341 ANTIEPILEPTICS,NOS; 7 OR MORE80342 ANTIPSYCHOTICS,NOS; 1-3All the drug assays codes listed in slides are out of sequence #
45 Pathology and Laboratory Drug Assays 80343 ANTIPSYCHOTICS,NOS; 4-680344 ANTIPSYCHOTICS,NOS; 7 OR MORE80345 BARBITURATES80346 BENZODIAZEPINES; 1-1280347 BENZODIAZEPINES; 13 OR MORE80348 BUPRENORPHINE80349 CANNABINOIDS, NATURAL80350 CANNABINOIDS, SYNTHETIC; 1-380351 CANNABINOIDS, SYNTHETIC; 4-680352 CANNABINOIDS,SYNTHETIC; 7/MORE80353 COCAINE80354 FENTANYL80355 GABAPENTIN, NON-BLOOD80356 HEROIN METABOLITEAll the drug assays codes listed in slides are out of sequence #
46 Pathology and Laboratory Drug Assays 80357 KETAMINE AND NORKETAMINE80358 METHADONE80359 METHYLENEDIOXYAMPHETAMINES80360 METHYLPHENIDATE80361 OPIATES, 1 OR MORE80362 OPIOIDS &OPIATE ANALOGS;1 OR 280363 OPIOIDS &OPIATE ANALOGS;3 OR 480364 OPIOIDS &OPIATE ANALOGS;5/MORE80365 OXYCODONE80366 PREGABALIN80367 PROPOXYPHENE80368 SEDAT HYPNOT (NON-BENZODIAZEP)80369 SKELETAL MUSCLE RELAXANTS; 1/280370 SKELETAL MUSC RELAXANTS;3/MOREAll the drug assays codes listed in slides are out of sequence #
47 Pathology and Laboratory Drug Assays 80371 STIMULANTS, SYNTHETIC80372 TAPENTADOL80373 TRAMADOL80374 STEREOISOMER ANAL,SNGL DRG CLS80375 DRG/SUBS,DEF,QUAL/QUAN,NOS;1-380376 DRG/SUBS,DEF,QUAL/QUAN,NOS;4-680377 DRG/SUBS,DEF,QUAL/QUANT,NOS;7+All the drug assays codes listed in slides are out of sequence #
57 Medicine Noninvasive Vascular Diagnostic Studies QUANT CAR MED THCK&ATH EVAL,BICentral Nervous System Assessment/TestsBRIEF EMOTIONAL/BEHAVIOR ASSESPhysical Medicine and RehabilitationNEG PRES WND;SUR AREA<=50 SQCMNEG PRES WND;SUR AREA >50 SQCMOther Services and ProceduresINIT,HD/TOT,HYPOTH,CRIT NEONATAPPL,TOP FLUORID VARN,PHYS/HCPNote:Code has been established to report carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) and carotid atheroma evaluation.Code may be used by social workers/mental health provides that are imbedded in the Family Practice or Internal Medicine departments but they are part of the Behavior Health Dept.97607 and are PT codes have been established to report negative pressure wound therapy(e.g., vacuum assisted drainage collection) utilizing disposable, non-durable medical equipment.Initiation of selective head or total body hypothermia in the critically ill neonate, includes appropriate patient selection by review of clinical, imaging andlaboratory data, confirmation of esophageal temperature probe location, evaluation of amplitude EEG, supervision of controlled hypothermia, and assessment of patient toleranceof cooling
58 Category II Codes Diagnostic/Screening Processes or Results 3126F Esophageal biopsy report with a statement about dysplasia (present, absent, or indefinite, and if present, contains appropriate grading) (PATH)3775F Adenoma(s) or other neoplasm detected during screening colonoscopy (SCADR)3776F Adenoma(s) or other neoplasm not detected during screening colonoscopy (SCADR)Code 3125F has been deleted and three new codes have been added to the Category II codes which are the F codes. Addition of 3126F for esophageal biopsy reporting and addition of two codes 3775F and 3776F for identification of adenoma and other neoplasm detection.
59 Category III Codes Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator 0347T PLACE,INTERST DEV(S),BONE, RSA0348T RADIOLOGIC EXAM,RSA;SPINE0349T RADIOLOGIC EXAM,RSA;UP EXTREM0350T RADIOLOGIC EXAM,RSA;LOW EXTREM0351T OPT COH TOM,BRST,LYM,EA;REAL-T0352T OPT COH TOM,BRST,LYM,EA;INT&RP0353T OPT COH TOM,BRST,SRG CV;REAL-T0354T OPT COH TOM,BRST,SRG CV;INT&RP0355T GI TRAC IMG,INTLUM,COL,INT&RPT0356T INS,DRG-ELU IMPL,LACR CANAL,EA0357T CRYOPRESERVATION;IMMAT OOCYTE0358T BIOELEC IMP,WHOL BDY,SUP,IN&RPOnes to take 2 minutes to review –Not a single one. These are obscure to say the least.The Applied Behavioral Assessment services are only done in the private sector, and paid by TRICARE under the ECHO program.
61 Category III Codes Exposure Adaptive Behavior Treatment with Protocoll Modifications 0373T EXP ADP BEHAV TX,SEV;1ST 60MIN0374T EXP ADP BEHAV TX,SEV;EA AD 30M0375T TOT DISC ARTHROPL,CERV,3/+ LEV0376T INS,ANT SEG AQU DRN DEV;EA ADD0377T ANO,SUBMUC INJ,BULK,FEC INCONT0378T VIS FLD ASSESS,UP TO 30;REV&IN0379T VIS FLD ASSES,UP TO 30;TCH SUP0380T COMP-AID ANIM&ANL,TIME,RETINAL
62 Category III Codes0381T External heart rate and 3-axis accelerometer data recording up to days to assess changes in heart rate and to monitor motion analysis for the purposes of diagnosing nocturnal epilepsy seizure events; includes report, scanning analysis with report, review and interpretation by a physician or other qualified health care professional0382T Review and interpretation only0383T … 15 to 30 days …0384T Review and interpretation only0385T … more than 30 days …0386T Review and interpretation only0387T Transcatheter insertion or replacement of permanent leadless pacemaker, ventricular0388T Transcatheter removal of permanent leadless pacemaker, ventricular
63 Category III Codes0389T Programming device evaluation (in person) with iterative adjustment of the implantable device to test the function of the device and select optimal permanent programmed values with analysis, review and report, leadless pacemaker system0390T Peri-procedural device evaluation (in person) and programming of device system parameters before or after a surgery, procedure or test with analysis, review and report, leadless pacemaker system0391T Interrogation device evaluation (in person) with analysis, review and report, includes connection, recording and disconnection per patient encounter, leadless pacemaker systemCategory III Codes 0381T-0391T did not make it to our list nor the CPT® book so if you see these, keep in mind that they are new codes for 2015 but wont be published till next year. They are not in our systems updates.However, they are listed in the 2015 Procedural Coding Expert book . For many working in the industry, the Procedural Coding Expert is a great supplement, if not a replacement for the AMA’s CPT® Professional.
64 2015 New HCPCS Codes (By Section) Medical Surgical Supplies – 4 Outpatient PPS Codes – 16Durable Medical Equipment (DME) – 0Procedure and Professional Services (Temporary) – 164Drugs Administered Other than Oral Method – 21Chemotherapy Drugs – 2Temporary Codes – 2Prosthetic Devices and Procedures – 4Q Codes (Temporary) – 12Temporary National Codes (Non-Medicare) – 6Speakers Notes:These are the 2015 changes, by section, in the HCPCS book.
65 2015 HCPCS ModifiersPO Services, procedures, and/or surgeries furnished at off campus provider-based outpatient departmentXE Separate encounter, a service that is distinct because it occurred during a separate encounterXS Separate structure, a service that is distinct because it was performed on a separate organXP Separate practitioner, a service that is distinct because it was performed by a different practitionerXU Unusual non-overlapping service, the use of a service that is distinct because it does not overlap usual components of the main serviceCMS established 5 new modifiers this year. Modifier PO is effective January 1, The reporting of this modifier is voluntary at this time but it will be mandatory reporting as of January 1, 2016.Append to codes for outpatient hospital services rendered in an off-base campus physician based department of an inpatient facility.It is not required for ED services.MHS doesn’t collect data in a manner that would ever cause us to use this modifier.Should we mention that these are a subset of Mod -59?On an educational stand point, modifier 59 could potentially affect payment if it is missing. Billers will need to understand that if there is a CAR code that states that services not covered unless performed in a distinct session or independent from other services.
66 ResourcesCPT®/HCPCS 2015 ADDED AND DELETED CODESCROSSWALK OF DELETED CODES 2015
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