Do you know New CPT® Code changes in 2016: Read this

by  Codapedia
July 28th, 2016

Deleted CPT® codes in 2016

With New year in 2016, we will be having new CPT® codes in diagnostic radiology. Since, we will be having CPT® codes which will replace old CPT® codes, some of the codes will be deleted. Diagnostic Radiology have the lot of changes which I hope will help medical coder in 2016. These CPT® code changes for 2016 will take sometime to understand, but they are very similar to old CPT® codes. Let us first check out the deleted CPT® codes in 2016 which we have used very frequently in diagnostic Radiology.

 

Deleted Codes

Description

70373

Laryngography, contrast, radiological supervision and interpretation

72010

Radiologic exam, spine, entire, survey study anteroposterior and lateral

72069

Radiologic exam, spine, thoracolumbar, standing (scoliosis)

72090

Radiologic exam, spine; scoliosis study, including supine and erect studies

73500

Radiologic exam, hip, unilateral; 1 view

73510

; complete, minimum 2 views

73520

Radiologic exam, hips, bilateral, minimum
of 2 views of each hip, including anteroposterior view of pelvis

73530

Radiologic examination ,
hip, during operative procedure

73540

Radiologic examination, pelvis and hips,
infant or child, minimum of 2 views

73550

Radiologic examination,
femur, 2 views

74305

Cholangiography and/or pancreatography; through existing catheter, radiological supervision and interpretation

74320

Cholangiography, percutaneous, transhepatic, radiological supervision and interpretation

74327

Postoperative biliary duct calculus removal, Percutaneous, via T-tube tract, basket or snare

74475

Introduction of intracatheter or catheter into renal pelvis for drainage and/or injection, percutaneous, radiological supervision and interpretation

74480

Introduction of ureteral catheter or stent through renal pelvis for drainage and/or injection, percutaneous, radiological supervision and interpretation

75896

Transcatheter therapy, infusion, other than for thrombolysis, radiological supervision and interpretation

75945

Intravascular ultrasound (non-coronary vessel), radiological supervision and interpretation; initial vessel

+75946

; each additional non-coronary vessel (List separately in addition to code for primary
procedure)

75980

Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage with contrast monitoring, radiological supervision and interpretation

75982

Percutaneous placement of biliary drainage catheter for combined internal and external biliary drainage or of a drainage stent for internal biliary drainage in patients with an inoperable mechanical Biliary obstruction, radiological supervision and interpretation

New and Revised CPT® codes in 2016 for Diagnostic Radiology

There are many CPT® codes have been introduced in 2016 in diagnostic radiology. Also, we have few Revised CPT® codes which will have few change in their definition, like for Upper GI series codes (74240-74251)the films will be replaced by "images" in the code description. There are many new codes which have almost same description like old CPT® codes, only difference is number of views in new CPT® codes. So, let us checkout the new and revised CPT® codes changes in 2016.

 

New Codes

Code Description

72081

Radiologic examination, spine, entire thoracic and lumbar, including skull, cervical and sacral spine if performed (eg, scoliosis evaluation); one view

72082

; 2 or 3 views

72083

; 4 or 5 views

72084

; minimum of 6 views

73501

Radiologic examination, hip, unilateral, with pelvis when performed; 1 view

73502

; 2-3 views

73503

; minimum of 4 views

73521

Radiologic examination, hips, bilateral, with pelvis when performed; 2 views

73522

; 3-4 views

73523

; minimum of 5 views

73551

Radiologic examination, femur; 1 view

73552

; minimum 2 views

74712

Magnetic resonance (eg, proton) imaging,
fetal, including placental and maternal pelvic imaging when performed; single
or first gestation

+74713

; each additional gestation (List separately in addition to the primary procedure)

 

Revised Codes

Description

72080

Radiologic examination, spine; thoracolumbar junction, minimum of 2 views

74240

Radiologic examination, gastrointestinal tract, upper; with or without delayed films images, without KUB

74241

; with or without delayed films images, with KUB

74245

; with small intestine, includes multiple serial films images

74246

Radiologic examination, gastrointestinal tract, upper, air contrast, with specific high density barium, effervescent agent, with or without glucagon; with or without delayed films images,
without KUB

74247

; with or without delayed films images, with KUB

74250

Radiologic examination, small intestine, includes multiple serial films images;

74251

; via enteroclysis tube

74340

Introduction of long gastrointestinal tube
(eg, Miller-Abbott) including multiple fluoroscopies and films images, radiological supervision and interpretation

77057

Screening mammography, bilateral (2-view film study of each breast)

 

 

 

Revised Codes

Description

78264

Gastric emptying imaging study (eg, solid
liquid or both);

   

New CPT® codes

Description

78265

Gastric emptying imaging study (eg, solid liquid or both); with small bowel transit

78266

; with small bowel and colon transit, multiple days

Citations: New CPT code changes in 2016,

References:

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