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CPC Study - CPT Coding

When are CPT codes updated? each November for use in January
The 5 types of CPT codes: medical, surgical, diagnostic services, anesthesia, evaluation and management
Outpatient physician services are reported on this universal form: CMS-1500
[bullet symbol] new code
[triangle symbol] revised code
[right and left triangles symbol] beginning and ending of text change
[plus symbol] add-on code
Where can you find a full list of add-on codes? appendix D
[slashed circle symbol] modifier -51 exempt code
[bullseye symbol] includes moderate sedation
Where can you find a full list of modifier -51 exempt codes? appendix E
Where can you find a full list of codes that include moderate sedation? appendix G
[lightning symbol] FDA status pending
[circle symbol] reinstated or recycled code
When does anesthesia time end? when the anesthesiologist is no longer present and the patient is under care of the post-operative physician
When does anesthesia time begin? when the anesthesiologist begins preparing the patient for induction
HPI History of Present Illness
When coding the repair of multiple superficial lesions do you report them separately, use a multiple procedure modifier or add the diameters of the lesions together and report them with a single code? add the diameter of the lesions together and report them with a single code
Term indicating that this type of code can be known only if the common part of the code of a preceding entry is referenced: indented code
Term indicating that the code's description contains all necessary information: stand alone code
These codes indicate secondary procedures and cannot stand alone: add-on codes
Created by: dropgallow
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