(2022) Bariatric Surgery CPT Codes- Descriptions, Guidelines & Reimbursement

(2022) Bariatric Surgery CPT Codes- Descriptions, Guidelines & Reimbursement

Bariatric surgery (gastrointestinal surgery for obesity) can be billed with CPT 43644 until CPT 43999. The surgery promotes weight loss by closing off parts of the stomach to make it smaller. Underneath the CPT codes and billing guidelines for Bariatric Surgery CPT Codes For Bariatric Surgery The descriptions of the CPT codes that can be…

(2022) CPT Codes For Pap Smear – Descriptions & Billing Guidelines

(2022) CPT Codes For Pap Smear – Descriptions & Billing Guidelines

Pap smear can be billed with G0123, G0124, G0141, G0143, G0144, G0145, G0147, G0148, P3000, P3001 and Q0091. Descriptions of the codes and the billing guidelines can be found below. G0123 CPT Code G0123 can be billed for screening cytopathology. The screening by the cytotechnologist is under physician supervision. Collected in preservative fluid and automated…

1995 vs 1997 E&M Guidelines

1995 vs 1997 E&M Guidelines

There are two versions of the documentation guidelines – the 1995 version and the 1997 version. The most substantial difference between 95 and 97 guidelines occur in the examination documentation section. Either version of the documentation guidelines, not a combination of the two, may be used by the provider for a patient encounter. 1995 E/M…

(2022) CPT Codes For Psychiatric Services – Descriptions & Billing Guidelines

(2022) CPT Codes For Psychiatric Services – Descriptions & Billing Guidelines

A psychiatric diagnostic interview examination is the elicitation of a complete medical and psychiatric history (including past, family and social), completion of a comprehensive mental status exam, establishment of a tentative diagnosis, and an evaluation of the patient’s ability and willingness to work to solve the patient’s mental problem. An interactive medical psychiatric diagnostic interview…

(2022) How To Bill Oxygen Use (CPT E0424, CPT E0441 & CPT E0443)

(2022) How To Bill Oxygen Use (CPT E0424, CPT E0441 & CPT E0443)

Below are the oxygen administration codes CPT E0424, CPT E0441 & CPT E0443 and modifiers for oxygen use. CPT Codes For Oxygen CPT E0424 Description of CPT E0424: Stationary Compressed Gaseous Oxygen System, Rental; Includes Container, Contents, Regulator, Flowmeter, Humidifier, Nebulizer, Cannula or Mask, and Tubing. CPT E0441 Description of CPT E0441: Stationary Oxygen Contents,…

(2022) Pulmonary Function Test CPT Codes (PFT CPT Codes)

(2022) Pulmonary Function Test CPT Codes (PFT CPT Codes)

Recovery Auditors have identified overpayments associated with Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services (CPT for Pulmonary Diagnostic Procedures). These overpayments occurred due to claims billed without Modifier 25 on the same date of service as a pulmonary diagnostic, therapeutic, or monitoring procedure.  Use of modifier 25, when providing pulmonary diagnostic, therapeutic, or monitoring procedures. CPT Codes…

(2022) Medicare Non-Covered Vaccines – CPT Codes List & Billing Guidelines

(2022) Medicare Non-Covered Vaccines – CPT Codes List & Billing Guidelines

With the exception of vaccinations for pneumococcal pneumonia, hepatitis B, and influenza, which are specifically covered under the law, vaccinations or inoculations are generally excluded as immunizations unless, they are directly related to the treatment of an injury or direct exposure such as antirabies treatment, tetanus antitoxin or booster vaccine, botulin antitoxin, antivenin, or immune…