CPT

Vestibular Evaluation for Dizziness Coding CPT
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Vestibular Evaluation for Dizziness Coding CPT

Name That Code Question:  A patient with complaints of dizziness is seen for a vestibular evaluation. The physician completed the following tests: spontaneous nystagmus with gaze; positional nystagmus in four positions; optokinetic nystagmus, bidirectional; and oscillating tracking. All the tests were performed using a recording device. Assign for CPT. Answer:

Incision and Drainage Coding (CPT) for Pilonidal Cyst
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Incision and Drainage Coding (CPT) for Pilonidal Cyst

** This post was reviewed and updated on December 17, 2023. ** The Coding Challenge Question: A patient is seen in the dermatologist’s office for a painful growth in the sacrococcygeal region that weeps fluid. A diagnosis of a pilonidal cyst is made, and a simple incision and drainage is performed with normal wound care….

Colonoscopy and Polyp Removal Coding
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Colonoscopy and Polyp Removal Coding

Solve this “Name That Code!” coding exercise, and then check your answers against the ones provided. Learn the definition of a screening colonoscopy and instructions for coding 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 this coding…

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

** This post was reviewed and updated on October 11, 2023. ** 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…

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…

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

In this “Name That Code!” 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.  ** This post was reviewed and updated on October 20, 2023….