Coding Insights

2017 CPT Changes – ADVOCATE Annual Summary

The CPT coding changes for 2017 have been released. Understanding the new codes is crucial to obtaining the proper reimbursement for your services and ADVOCATE has analyzed the changes and provided the highlights below.

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ICD-10 Documentation Tips for Radiologists

With ICD-10, additional specificity will be required in order to support the medical necessity of many radiology exams. As ADVOCATE has discussed previously, the radiologists are at a particular disadvantage because of their lack of face to face time with the patient and inability to acquire a complete clinical history.

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CPT Codes Proposed for Breast Tomosynthesis in 2015

The American College of Radiology (ACR), American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) and Radiological Society of North America proposed the designation of specific Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for breast tomosynthesis at the American Medical Association (AMA) CPT Editorial Panel meeting Feb 6–8 in Phoenix.

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