AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 8 (August)
Reporting Cardiothoracic Procedures Using CPT Category I and III Codes (33411, 33863, 33864, 0256T-0259T) (August 2011)
August 2011 pages 3-5 Reporting Cardiothoracic Procedures Using CPT Category I and III Codes (33411, 33863, 33864, 0256T-0259T) CPT nomenclature is continuously being updated to reflect changes in medical practice. In the Cardiovascular/Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm subsection of the CPT® 2011 code set, anatomic terminology and descriptor code structure was refined and a procedure listing was deleted from the code set. In the Category III section, four new codes pertaining to prosthetic aortic heart procedures were added. Aortic Valve Replacement Aortic valve replacement is a cardiac surgery procedure in which a patient's failing aortic valve is replaced with a mechanical...
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