AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2019 Issue 3; CPT code update for digestive and urinary system procedures

CPT code update for digestive and urinary system procedures

The following article will highlight some of the changes made by the American Medical Association (AMA) to the CPT code set for 2019 pertaining to digestive and urinary system procedures. Digestive system In the Digestive System in the section pertaining to codes related to the stomach, a code was deleted and two new codes created to reflect the work involving gastrostomy tube procedures. The new codes identify the replacement of a gastrostomy tube both without complications and with complications of the gastrostomy tract. Reasons why a gastrostomy tube may need to be replaced are if the patient pulls the...

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