AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2008 Issue 4

CY 2009 coding updates

Tables 1 and 2 contain a list of the new and deleted codes that are effective January 1, 2009. Hospitals/ providers are advised to refer to the long descriptors, which can be found in the CPT and HCPCS manuals, for the complete descriptions for each code. Table 1: NEW/ADDED CODES HCPCS code - Short descriptor00211—Anesth, cran surg, hemotoma00567—Anesth, cabg w/pump20696—Comp multiplane ext fixation20697—Comp ext fixate strut change22856—Cerv artific diskectomy22861—Revise cerv artific disc22864—Remove cerv artif disc27027—Buttock fasciotomy27057—Buttock fasciotomy w/dbrdmt35535—Artery bypass graft35570—Artery bypass graft35632—Artery bypass graft35633—Artery bypass graft35634&mdash...

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