AMA CPT® Assistant - 2013 Issue 11 (November)

Digestive System: 2014 Catheter-Directed Fluid Collection Drainage Code Changes (November 2013)

November 2013 pages 9-10 Digestive System: 2014 Catheter-Directed Fluid Collection Drainage Code Changes Several of the drainage of abscess with imaging guidance codes (49021, 49041, and 49061) were identified by the American Medical Association (AMA)/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale (RVS) Update Committee (RUC) as being frequently reported together with image guidance code 75989. Based upon observation, RUC requested that a more comprehensive bundled code structure be developed for this family of codes. As a result, in the CPT 2014 code set four new codes were established to identify catheter-directed image-guided fluid collection drainage procedures (10030 and 49405-49407) and codes...

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