Updates by Chapter - March 2012

Chapter

Description of changes

Cardiology

Updates section: Cardiovascular stress tests to include clarifications on proper coding in a facility setting.

Cardiology

Updates section: Removal and replacement of pacemakers and ICDs to include a procedural coding scenario.

Diagnosis Codes - ICD-10

Adds section: Possible ICD-10 implementation delay.

Diagnosis Codes - ICD-10

Removes section: Final ICD-10-CM implementation date set for Oct. 1, 2013 to acknowledge postponement of implementation date.

Diagnosis Codes - ICD-10

Removes section: Look for partial code freeze after October 2011 to acknowledge postponement of implementation date.

Place of Service

Adds section: Report location where patient received face-to-face service as POS - New subchapter.

Venipunctures

Updates section: Use 36415 - not G0001 - for venipuncture billed to Medicare to add Q&A material.