tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2013 Issue 12

CPT® 2014: Don't Miss These 3 Important Updates to the CPT® 2014 Manual Introduction

Hint: Actual codes aren’t the only things you need to focus on. Most coders get their new manuals for the next year and flip straight to their sections of go-to codes for everyday use. Don’t skip past the introduction to CPT® 2014, however, because it includes some important changes every coder needs to know. 1. Who can deliver services: In the introduction section, a new line appears in the first paragraph. “In the CPT® code set, the term ‘procedure’ is used to describe services, including diagnostic tests.” The section goes on to state that...

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