List Of All CPT Modifiers

List Of All CPT Modifiers

Modifier – as the name implies a modifier will modify a service / procedure or an item under certain circumstances for appropriate reimbursement. Modifiers may add information or change the description according to the physician documentation to give more specificity for the service or procedure rendered. Appending of an appropriate modifier will effectively respond to…

CPT Category III codes

CPT Category III codes

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…

HCPCS Level II Codes

HCPCS Level II Codes

HCPCS Level II J Codes HCPCS Level II codes are also a standardized coding system that is used primarily to identify products, supplies, and services not included in the CPT codes, such as Ambulance services and Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) when used outside a physician’s office. The development and use of…

CPT – Category II Codes

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

HCPCS Level I codes

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….

History and Development of CPT

History and Development of CPT

Looking for the history of CPT? CPT consists of an acronym of Current Procedural Terminology involves a group of services or procedures performed by physicians and non-physicians were first developed by American Medical Association in the year 1966. The first edition consists of two to four numeric characters. Initially the purpose of the CPT development…

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis

What is Atherosclerosis Atherosclerosis usually known as hardening of the arteries, atherosclerosis refers to the conditions that result from the deposition of fatty deposits along the inner walls of arteries. These deposits, along with resulting inflammatory action by the immune system, lead to narrowing and eventual blockage of the affected artery. This blockage interrupts the…

History and Development of ICD

History and Development of ICD

The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems which is commonly known as ICD – International Classification of Diseases, represented by codes based upon the morbidity and mortality statistical surveys in order to classify the health conditions or diseases including signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances and external causes of injury or diseases….

Myocardial Ischemia

Myocardial Ischemia

What is Myocardial Ischemia? Cardiac dysfunction caused by an insufficient blood flow to the muscle tissues of the heart. The decreased blood flow may be due to narrowing of the coronary arteries (coronary arteriosclerosis), to obstruction by a thrombus (coronary thrombosis), or less commonly, to diffuse narrowing of arterioles and other small vessels within the…