CPT Updates for 2022: Musculoskeletal System Section

Caitlin Wham, CCS CPT updates Leave a Comment

Each year the AMA (American Medical Association) publishes new, revised, and deleted codes to the CPT code set, including logic and rationale related to the updates. The CPT code set for 2022 includes extensive changes to the Musculoskeletal System section, which had a large number of updates in both guidelines and definitions. The key changes to the Musculoskeletal...

CPT Updates for 2022: Key Changes and Highlights

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The CPT code set for 2022 includes 249 new codes, 93 revisions, and 63 deleted codes that went into effect January 1st, 2022. Changes in codes and guidelines were made in all sections of CPT- so be sure to review the 2022 CPT code set in its entirety to ensure proper coding and reporting. Key changes in the Surgery section will be highlighted in this blog. Integumentary...

Latest and Greatest 2022 COVID-19 Code Updates

Becky Buegel, RHIA, CDIP, CHP Outpatient Coding Leave a Comment

On December 8, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared, “… December 7, 1941 – a day that will live in infamy….” when the USA was suddenly attacked by Japan. Many died from the attack itself and the ensuing world war into which America was thrust. On March 11, 2020, WHO declared COVID-19 a global pandemic (an infectious disease that has spread, in this case,...

AMA CPT ® 2022 Codes Are Announced

Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS CPT updates Leave a Comment

The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced their 2022 Current Procedure Terminology (CPT ®) new codes and changes. For 2022, there are 405 editorial changes in the 2022 CPT code set, including 249 new codes, 63 deletions and 93 revisions. So, for the coding professional, there is a lot to understand and learn about these new codes and changes. According to the...

2021 CPT Code Updates

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2021 CPT Code Updates It’s the most wonderful time of the year…annual CPT code updates! Who doesn’t love a good code update, right? Well, for 2021, AMA gives the people what they want with the release of 329 changes to CPT as outlined below and all changes going into effect January 1, 2021. · 206 new codes · 54 code deletions · 69 code revisions Keep reading to get a...

Why Coding Update Education is Important and the Benefits

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Do you ever feel like by the time your organization and coders get used to one regulation, the rules change?  These frequent changes and the rapid pace of healthcare technology and trends make it critically important to ensure compliance and ongoing training and education is provided for coding professionals.  Judging from the sheer volume of codes can be...

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