Anesthesia 01996

Anesthesia 101 01996 What would you code in the following situation? A 58-year-old female patient undergoes a bilateral total knee replacement.  After the appropriate recovery room time, she is transferred up to a floor.Because the surgeon feels the patient is going...

Tips & Expertise: Airway, Bronchoscopy, and Codes

Q:  Can 31645 be billed when the doctor dictates that “mucous secretions were suctioned out of the lower left lobe”? Does it have to be an abscess or mucous plug that was removed in order to use this code? ​A:  Clearing (e.g., irrigation, aspiration) of mucus...

Tips & Expertise: 2023 CPT Updates for Profee

Q: What about the digital medicine changes?A: We did not cover these in the presentation but check out the new virtual reality codes in your CPT book – codes 0770T, 0771T-0774T. Appendix T, for audio only services is also new; it was released in April of 2022. These...

Are you ready for the new CPT hernia repair codes?

Extensive changes have been made to the CPT codes for reporting hernia repairs effective January 1, 2023.  This section needed to be revamped to reflect current clinical practices utilized in these procedures. Here is a quick peek at the structure of the new codes:...