Urgent Care Centers

Urgent Care Centers

Urgent Care Centers Definition Urgent Care Centers are the Facilities that delivers Outpatient Medical Care usually for the conditions that does not require Hospital admission. Urgent care centers are primarily used to treat patients with acute and chronic injury or illness (that are not life-threatening conditions for the patient) that requires immediate attention. Urgent care…

CPT changes

CPT changes

CMS has announced the CPT changes (Additions / Revised and Deletions) for the year 2010 that has been posted in http://www.cms.hhs.gov/OutpatientCodeEdit/Downloads/SumofDataChngsSpec-CMSReport.pdf 2010 Current Procedural Terminology would contain 298 newly added CPT codes with 178 revised codes and 7 newly added Modifiers. 130 CPT codes have been deleted for the year 2010. A brief update on…

CPT Category III codes (2021)

CPT Category III codes (2021)

A CPT category III code contains a set of temporary codes for emerging technology, services, and procedures. Category III codes will allow data collection for these services/procedures. In simple terms these codes act as a substitute for CPT Category I unlisted codes. This is an activity that is critically important in the evaluation of health…

CPT – Category II Codes (2021)

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Category II codes contains a set of supplemental tracking codes for performance measurement and in turn decrease the need for record abstraction and chart review to minimize administrative burden on physicians, other health care professionals, hospitals and entities seeking to measure the quality of patient care. These codes do not serve…

HCPCS Level I codes (2021)

HCPCS Level I codes (2021)

CPT Book classifications The CPT book comprises of HCPCS Level I codes maintained by American Medical Association classified these codes into six major groups, 1. Evaluation and Management (E/M) Codes starts from CPT 99201 to CPT 994992. Anesthesiology Codes starts from CPT 00100 to CPT 019993. Surgery Codes starts from CPT 10000 to CPT 699904….