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Description of changes


CMS reverses decision on coding separately for coronary interventions, aligns with CPT


CPT 2013 changes to cardiology interventional procedure codes

Correct Coding Policy

New code pairs bundle EM with vaccine admin, add new TCM edits

Evaluation & Management Services

EM included in 0-, 10-day global codes; add modifier 24 when visit is unrelated

Evaluation & Management Services

Select new CCCC codes based on time, whether a face-to-face visit is provided


2013 G-code billing rules


Psych practices have fewer codes but new add-on for pharmacological management

Wound Care

For surgical prep of acute wounds, consider using codes 15002-15005

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