CPT

Sacral Nerve Stimulation: CPT Coding
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Sacral Nerve Stimulation: CPT Coding

Name That Code Question:  A female patient with interstitial cystitis is being seen by her urologist for percutaneous implantation of a neurostimulator electrode array. The neurostimulator electrode array is placed for direct transforaminal sacral nerve stimulation, and fluoroscopic guidance is used to place the electrodes. Assign the correct CPT code. Answer:  CPT: 64561 Sacral Nerve Stimulation…

Coding for Screening Colonoscopy and Polyp Removal
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Coding for Screening Colonoscopy and Polyp Removal

Learn the definition of a screening colonoscopy and instructions for coding for a screening colonoscopy and polyp removal in CPT and ICD-10-CM. You will also learn the appropriate use of modifier 33 and how it is applied in the following coding example.   Question:  A 60-year-old female patient presents to the outpatient surgery area for a…

Vestibular Evaluation for Dizziness
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Vestibular Evaluation for Dizziness

Question:  A patient with complaints of dizziness is seen for a vestibular evaluation. The physician completed the following tests: spontaneous with gaze, optokinetic, oscillating tracking, positionals head right and left, and Dix-Hallpike right and left. The physician also completed warm and cool caloric irrigations in both ears, for a total of four irrigations. All tests were performed…

DaTscan to Differentiate Between Parkinson’s and Essential Tremor
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DaTscan to Differentiate Between Parkinson’s and Essential Tremor

When the neurologist has ordered several imaging tests and is still unsure of the diagnosis, it may be time for a SPECT brain DaTscan to differentiate between Parkinson’s and essential tremor. Name That Code Question: A patient who has not been responding well to dopaminergic therapy is considering deep brain stimulation surgery. The patient has…

Craniotomy to Evacuate a Hematoma in CPT
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Craniotomy to Evacuate a Hematoma in CPT

Selecting the most specific code for a craniotomy to evacuate a hematoma in CPT comes down to the documentation, where the hematoma is located, and the approach taken to treat it.  Question:  A patient suffers an extradural hematoma in the supratentorial region of the brain, and the neurosurgeon performs a craniotomy to evacuate it. What CPT code…

CPT Coding for Psychotherapy for Gender Dysphoria
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CPT Coding for Psychotherapy for Gender Dysphoria

In this coding scenario, you will learn one patient’s experience with gender dysphoria and how to assign the correct CPT code for psychotherapy for gender dysphoria based on who was involved in the counseling and how much face-to-face time was spent.  Question:  Patient with gender dysphoria is seen for psychotherapy today due to feelings of anxiety…