Updates by Chapter - May 2012


Description of changes

Cardiothoracic Procedures

Updates section: Pleura and lungs - codes 32035-32999 to update information on thoracotomy codes.

Incident-To Services

Updates section: More incident-to regs to note to include information about dieticians

New vs Established Patient

Updates section: CPT and Medicare definitions of "new" patient to include new CPT guidelines

Nutrition Services

Updates section: Dieticians/Nutritionists, not docs, must provide MNT to include a new Q&A on incident-to

Skin Replacement Surgery

Updates section: Skin replacement surgery to include overhaul of codes for 2012.