AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2012 Issue 3; For Your Information

New Category III CPT Codes

Category III codes are released each year in January by the American Medical Association, for implementation the following July, and in July, for implementation beginning the following January. Since July 2012 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented several Category III codes. The new Category III CPT codes were implemented on July 1, 2012, and are listed below. CPT CodeLong Descriptor0302T Insertion or removal and replacement of intracardiac ischemia monitoring system including imaging supervision and interpretation when performed and intraoperative interrogation and programming when performed; complete system (includes device and electrode) 0303T Insertion or removal and replacement...

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