AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2019 Issue 2; For your information

CPT Category III Codes effective July 1, 2019

The American Medical Association (AMA) released the following Category III codes to their website on January 1, 2019. Following the six month implementation for the codes listed below, they will become effective on July 1, 2019 and published in the 2020 CPT Codebook. This information can be located on the AMA’s website at: https://www.ama-assn.org/system/files/2019-03/cpt-category3-codes-long-descriptors.pdf CPT Code Long Code Descriptor Effective Date 0543 Transapical mitral valve repair, including transthoracic echocardiography, when performed, with placement of artificial chordae tendineae July 1, 2019   (For transesophageal echocardiography image guidance, use 93355)     Codes 0544T and 0545T include...

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