AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2017 Issue 2; For Your Information

Radiology coding update

CPT 2017 brought changes to the Radiology section. However, the changes were not as much the quantity of newly created, revised or deleted codes, but were focused on revisions in the parenthetical notes following specific codes and on instructional guidelines to assist in correct reporting of services provided. The following information will shed light on some of the changes provided in the section. Diagnostic ultrasound abdomen and retroperitoneum A new CPT code for a screening ultrasound study for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), was created due to the recommendations by the US Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF). This code...

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