CPT code changes - 2019
The American Medical Association has released the 2019 CPT code set. According to the AMA press release we have 335 changes to look forward to for 2019. Take a look at some of the changes listed below to see which ones will affect you. 2019 data files may be ordered from the AMA at AMA Catalog Store.
E&M codes for internet consultations
Fine needle aspirations
Contrast injection for CT/MRI knee arthrography
PICC line insertions
Ultrasound with microbubble-sonographic contrast
Ultrasound bone density
Psychological and neuropsychological scoring
And of course – lots of changes in Laboratory
Click here to see a more detailed summary written by Deborah Grider, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CPC-P, CPMA, CEMC, CCS-P, CDIP, Certified Clinical Documentation Improvement Practitioner and available in the free ICD10monitor newsletter.
Article by Jeff Gordon
Jeff Gordon, RN, MSN, CCA, COC is the Manager of Outpatient Medical Review at Medical Management Plus, Inc. Jeff has over thirty-five years of experience in healthcare including Critical Care, Infection Control, Quality Assurance, Medical Necessity, Outpatient Coding, Medicare Claims data analysis and Medical Record review.