AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2009 Issue 3; FOR your INFORMATION

CMS implements four CPT CATEGORY III codes

As of July 1, 2009, four new Category III CPT codes have been implemented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Following are the four CPT codes and their corresponding code descriptors. See Table 3. Table 3. CPT CodeCode Descriptor0199T Physiologic recording of tremor using accelerometer(s) and gyroscope(s), (including frequency and amplitude) including interpretation and report 0200T Percutaneous sacral augmentation (sacroplasty), unilateral injection(s), including the use of a balloon or mechanical device (if utilized), one or more needles 0201T Percutaneous sacral augmentation (sacroplasty), bilateral injection(s), including the use of a balloon or mechanical device (if utilized), two...

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