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2020: Year in Review | Coding Education

2020: Year in Review | Coding Education

In January, new CPT codes were released.  There were 248 new CPT codes added, 71 deleted and 75 revised.  Most of the surgery section changes were in the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular subsections. These included procedures such as skin grafting, breast biopsies, deep drug delivery systems, tricuspid valve repairs, aortic grafts and repair of iliac artery.

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Client X: Let’s Talk Numbers

Client X: Let’s Talk Numbers

A higher CMI corresponds to increased consumption of resources and increased cost of patient care, resulting in increased reimbursement to the facility from government and private payers, like CMS. We know that documentation directly impacts coding.

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