tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2013 Issue 10

CPT® 2014: Don't Miss These Changes to Breast Localization Procedure Coding

Here’s your easy guide to knowing differences between guidance. Accurately coding breast procedures in 2014 will require you to confirm the type of guidance your radiologist used when placing a localization device and to count each additional lesion. Read on for more instruction on the new codes and deletions for breast localization services. Brush Up on Image Guidance Having a handle on the types of imaging guidance used is a good first step to choosing the correct localization device code next year. Kelly C. Loya, CPC-I, CHC, CPhT, CRMA, Director of Reimbursement and Advisory Services, Altegra Health, Inc...

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