AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2008 Issue 3; FOR your INFORMATION

Category III CPT codes implemented as of July 1, 2008

Effective July 1, 2008, CMS implemented five Category III CPT codes for reporting under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS). The five Category III codes that were implemented as of July 1, 2008 are located in Table 2. Table 2. HCPCS codeLong descriptor0188T Remote real-time interactive videoconferenced critical care, evaluation and management of the critically ill or critically injured patient; first 30-74 minutes 0189T Remote real-time interactive videoconferenced critical care, evaluation and management of the critically ill or critically injured patient; each additional 30 minutes 0190T Placement of intraocular radiation source applicator 0191T Insertion of anterior segment aqueous drainage...

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