The Cardiology CPT Coding Changes being experienced in cardiology are a reflection of last year’s extensive increase in procedures, which are intended to be more specific to services being rendered as well as assisting in data reporting for the purposes of tracking purposes.
Cardiology CPT Changes 2014The CPT code book will see a total of 329 changes with 175 being completely new compared to ICD-9 with another 107 revision and 47 deletions.
new Cardiology Codes 20142014 Cardiology CPT Codes experienced the most changes as compared to other codes with an introduction of 19 other completely new codes.
One of the biggest changes cycles around the creation of five new codes 37217 and 37236-37239 that will greatly impact peripheral stenting and for the bundling of radiological supervision as well as interpretation S&I. These revisions will greatly impact procedures for reimbursements.
Endovascular Aorta RepairCardiology CPT Codes have new eight categories codes 34841-34848 that will be used for fenestrated endovascular aorta repair.
Cardiology CPT Codes 2014Four new codes, 37241-37244 that will be used for reporting vascular embolization or Occlusion, the codes will also bundle S&I as well as intraprocedural road mapping as well as image guidance. These codes will further be divided into venous; arterial tumors and organ ischemia or infarction.
Arterial or venous hemorrhage these will act as a replacement for the deleted 37204 which were being used for Transcatheter occlusion or embolization as well as 37210 which are being used for Uterine Fibroid embolization.
CPT codes cardiology that pay a greater emphasis on instructions for documentation requirements as well as the reporting of the 10 categories III codes for subcutaneous ICDs, the codes that will be used in this case are 0319T-03228T. There will also be new eight category I codes for FEVAR (34841-34848).
Cardiology CPT codes 2014 have four new embolization codes 37241-37244 with the addition of two new codes that will be used for reporting various defects in the heart 93582-93583. The revision will also come with parenthical codes for EP ablation solely for easing reimbursement flow.
Some of the deleted codes include 32420 that was used to report Pneumoncentesis, puncture of lung for aspiration, 32421 for Thoracentesis, puncture of pleural cavity for aspiration, initial or subsequent and 32422 Thoracentesis with insertion of tube, includes water seal (eg, for pneumothorax), when performed (separate procedure).
Some of the revised codes that will be used in CPT cardiology coding include 32551 Tube thoracostomy, includes connection to drainage system and 32554 Thoracentesis, needle or catheter, aspiration of the pleural space; without imaging guidance
You can also view Cardiology CPT Changes 2013 with the new Codes for Ablation, Angiography, Implants, PCI, PVAD, TAVR and Wearable Cardiac Device Evaluation.
The new Cardiology CPT Coding Changes for 2014 also reflect the changing societal trends with physicians being given the chance of selecting CPT codes for inter-professional or internet consultations with colleagues.