AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 8 (August)

Changes in Digestive System Codes for 2008 (August 2008)

August 2008 pages 7-11 Coding Communication:Changes in Digestive System Codes for 2008 The 2008 CPT coding changes in the Digestive System section are numerous. This article summarizes the use of these new codes and provides the rationale for them. In the Incision section of the Tongue and Floor of Mouth subsection, a new code (41019) was added for application of an interstitial radioelement. Code 41019 was established to report the placement of needles, catheters, or other devices into the head or neck region for subsequent interstitial radioelement application through a percutaneous, transoral, or transnasal approach. Typically, this procedure is...

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