Updates by Chapter - April 2012

Chapter

Description of changes

Cardiology

Updates section: Select the correct diagnosis code for atherosclerosis to include information on severely calcified coronary lesions

Cardiology

Updates section: Questions answered for Holter monitors to include information on medical necessity

Cardiology

Updates section: Removal and replacement of pacemakers and ICDs to include information on system replacements

Pay for Performance

Updates section: Several ways to participate in PQRS to include information on registry systems

Preventative Medicine

Updates section: Two sets of codes available for Medicare's smoking-cessation benefit to include information on counseling limits