tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2014 Issue 1

News and Notes: Start 2014 by Adding 4 New Procedures to Your 'Approved' List

Plus: AMA extends Medicare status deadline. The CMS Final Rule for 2014 added four new procedures to the ASC Approved Procedure List for Medicare patients. The new procedures added to the ASC Approved Procedure List include: Open osteochondral allograft of the knee (27415, Osteochondral allograft, knee, open)  Open treatment of patellar fracture with internal fixation (27524, Open treatment of patellar fracture, with internal fixation and/or partial or complete patellectomy and soft tissue repair)  Total or complete thyroidectomy (60240, Thyroidectomy, total or complete) Parathyroidectomy or exploration of parathyroid (60500). Make Your Medicare Decision Now Each year, physicians have the option...

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