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New updated 2022 codes for Cardiology that has the most errors

S.no CPT code Description
1 33370 Transcatheter placement and subsequent removal of cerebral embolic protection device(s), including arterial access, catheterization, imaging, and radiological supervision and interpretation, percutaneous (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)
2 33894 Endovascular stent repair of coarctation of the ascending, transverse, or descending thoracic or abdominal aorta, involving stent placement; across major side branches
3 33895 Endovascular stent repair of coarctation of the ascending, transverse, or descending thoracic or abdominal aorta, involving stent placement; not crossing major side branches
4 33897 Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of native or recurrent coarctation of the aorta
5 93319 3D echocardiographic imaging and postprocessing during transesophageal echocardiography, or during transthoracic echocardiography for congenital cardiac anomalies, for the assessment of cardiac structure(s) (eg, cardiac chambers and valves, left atrial appendage, interatrial septum, interventricular septum) and function, when performed (List separately in addition to code for echocardiographic imaging)
6 93593 Right heart catheterization for congenital heart defect(s) including imaging guidance by the proceduralist to advance the catheter to the target zone; normal native connections
7 93594 Right heart catheterization for congenital heart defect(s) including imaging guidance by the proceduralist to advance the catheter to the target zone; abnormal native connections
8 93595 Left heart catheterization for congenital heart defect(s) including imaging guidance by the proceduralist to advance the catheter to the target zone, normal or abnormal native connections
9 93596 Right and left heart catheterization for congenital heart defect(s) including imaging guidance by the proceduralist to advance the catheter to the target zone(s); normal native connections
10 93597 Right and left heart catheterization for congenital heart defect(s) including imaging guidance by the proceduralist to advance the catheter to the target zone(s); abnormal native connections
11 93598 Cardiac output measurement(s), thermodilution or other indicator dilution method, performed during cardiac catheterization for the evaluation of congenital heart defects (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)
12 93653 Comprehensive electrophysiologic evaluation with insertion and repositioning of multiple electrode catheters, induction or attempted induction of an arrhythmia with right atrial pacing and recording and catheter ablation of arrhythmogenic focus, including intracardiac electrophysiologic 3-dimensional mapping, right ventricular pacing and recording, left atrial pacing and recording from coronary sinus or left atrium, and His bundle recording, when performed; with treatment of supraventricular tachycardia by ablation of fast or slow atrioventricular pathway, accessory atrioventricular connection, cavo-tricuspid isthmus or other single atrial focus or source of atrial re-entry
13 93654 Comprehensive electrophysiologic evaluation with insertion and repositioning of multiple electrode catheters, induction or attempted induction of an arrhythmia with right atrial pacing and recording and catheter ablation of arrhythmogenic focus, including intracardiac electrophysiologic 3-dimensional mapping, right ventricular pacing and recording, left atrial pacing and recording from coronary sinus or left atrium, and His bundle recording, when performed; with treatment of ventricular tachycardia or focus of ventricular ectopy including left ventricular pacing and recording, when performed
14 93656 Comprehensive electrophysiologic evaluation including transseptal catheterizations, insertion and repositioning of multiple electrode catheters with intracardiac catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation by pulmonary vein isolation, including intracardiac electrophysiologic 3-dimensional mapping, intracardiac echocardiography including imaging supervision and interpretation, induction or attempted induction of an arrhythmia including left or right atrial pacing/recording, right ventricular pacing/ recording, and His bundle recording, when performed
15 0623T Automated quantification and characterization of coronary atherosclerotic plaque to assess severity of coronary disease, using data from coronary computed tomographic angiography; data preparation and transmission, computerized analysis of data, with review of computerized analysis output to reconcile discordant data, interpretation and report
16 0545T Transcatheter tricuspid valve annulus reconstruction with implantation of adjustable annulus reconstruction device, percutaneous approach
17 0643T Transcatheter left ventricular restoration device implantation including right and left heart catheterization and left ventriculography when performed, arterial approach
18 0645T Transcatheter implantation of coronary sinus reduction device including vascular access and closure, right heart catheterization, venous angiography, coronary sinus angiography, imaging guidance, and supervision and interpretation, when performed
19 0646T Transcatheter tricuspid valve implantation (TTVI)/replacement (TTVI) with prosthetic valve, percutaneous approach, including right heart catheterization, temporary pacemaker insertion, and selective right ventricular or right atrial angiography, when performed
20 0650T Programming device evaluation (remote) of subcutaneous cardiac rhythm monitor system, with iterative adjustment of the implantable device to test the function of the device and select optimal permanently programmed values with analysis, review and report by a physician or other qualified health care professional
21 0692T Therapeutic ultrafiltration
22 0695T Body surface–activation mapping of pacemaker or pacing cardioverter-defibrillator lead(s) to optimize electrical synchrony, cardiac resynchronization therapy device, including connection, recording, disconnection, review, and report; at time of implant or replacement
23 0696T Body surface–activation mapping of pacemaker or pacing cardioverter-defibrillator lead(s) to optimize electrical synchrony, cardiac resynchronization therapy device, including connection, recording, disconnection, review, and report; at time of follow-up interrogation or programming device evaluation
24 0710T Noninvasive arterial plaque analysis using software processing of data from non-coronary computerized tomography angiography; including data preparation and transmission, quantification of the structure and composition of the vessel wall and assessment for lipid-rich necrotic core plaque to assess atherosclerotic plaque stability, data review, interpretation and report
25 0711T Noninvasive arterial plaque analysis using software processing of data from non-coronary computerized tomography angiography; data preparation and transmission
26 0712T Noninvasive arterial plaque analysis using software processing of data from non-coronary computerized tomography angiography; quantification of the structure and composition of the vessel wall and assessment for lipid-rich necrotic core plaque to assess atherosclerotic plaque stability
27 0713T Noninvasive arterial plaque analysis using software processing of data from non-coronary computerized tomography angiography; data review, interpretation and report

Preventing mistakes on Anatomical anesthesia coding

S.no CPT code Anatomical Area
1 00100-00222 Head
2 00300-00352 Neck
3 00400-00474 Thorax (chest wall and shoulder girdle)
4 00500-00580 Intrathoracic
5 00600-00670 Spine and Spinal Cord
6 00700-00797 Upper Abdomen
7 00800-00882 Lower Abdomen
8 00902-00952 Perineum
9 01112-01173 Pelvis (except hip)
10 01200-01274 Upper Leg (except knee)
11 01320-01444 Knee and Popliteal Area
12 01462-01522 Lower Leg (below knee, including ankle and foot)
13 01610-01680 Shoulder and Axilla
14 01710-01782 Upper Arm and Elbow
15 01810-01860 Forearm, Wrist and Hand
16 01916-01942 Radiological Procedure
17 01951-01953 Burn Excisions or Debridement
18 01958-01969 Obstetric
19 01990-01999 Other Procedure

Internal medicine codes

S.no CPT and HCPCS codes Description
1 99446 Interprofessional telephone/Internet assessment and management service provided by a consultative physician including a verbal and written report to the patient’s treating/requesting physician or other qualified health care professional; 5-10 minutes of medical consultative discussion and review
2 99447 11-20 minutes of medical consultative discussion and review
3 99448 21-30 minutes of medical consultative discussion and review
4 99449 31 minutes or more of medical consultative discussion and review
5 99451 Interprofessional telephone/Internet/electronic health record assessment and management service provided by a consultative physician including a written report to the patient’s treating/requesting physician or other qualified health care professional, 5 or more minutes of medical consultative time
6 99452 Interprofessional telephone/Internet/electronic health record referral service(s) provided by a treating/requesting physician or qualified health care professional, 30 minutes
7 11102 Tangential biopsy of skin (e.g., shave, scoop, saucerize, curette) single lesion
8 11103 each separate/additional lesion (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)
9 11104 Punch biopsy of skin (including simple closure, when performed) single lesion
10 11105 each separate/additional lesion (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure
11 11106 incisional biopsy of skin (e.g., wedge) (including simple closure, when performed) single lesion
12 11107 each separate/additional lesion (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure

Urgent care codes

S.no CPT and HCPCS codes Description
1 99201 New patient – Problem Focused
2 99202 New patient- Expanded Problem Focused
3 99211 Office or other outpatient visits for the evaluation and management of an established patient that may not require the presence of a physician
4 99212 Established patient office or other outpatient visits, 10-19 minutes.
5 99203 New patient – Detailed
6 99213 Established patient office or other outpatient visits, 20-29 minutes.
7 99204 New patient – Moderate Complexity
8 99205 New patient – High Complexity
9 99214 Established patient office or other outpatient visits, 30-39 minutes.
10 99215 Office or other outpatient visits for the evaluation and management of an established patient that may not require the presence of a physician

Oncology Codes

S.no CPT and HCPCS codes Description
1 G6001 Ultrasonic guidance for placement of radiation therapy fields
2 77014 Computed tomography guidance for placement of radiation therapy fields
3 G6002 Stereoscopic X-ray guidance for localization of target volume for the delivery of radiation therapy
4 G6017 Intra-fraction localization and tracking of target or patient motion during delivery of radiation therapy(e.g.,3-D positional tracking, gating, 3-D surface tracking), each fraction of treatment
5 76370 / 77014 (deleted/current) Computerized axial tomography guidance for placement of radiation therapy fields
6 76375/ 76376 (deleted/current) Coronal, sagittal, multiplanar, oblique, three-dimensional and/or holographic reconstruction of computerized axial tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, or other tomography modality
7 77295 Therapeutic radiology simulation-aided field setting; Three-dimensional simulation
8 77331 Special radiation dosimetry
9 77280 Therapeutic radiology simulation-aided field setting, simple
10 77285 Therapeutic radiology simulation-aided field setting, intermediate
11 77290 Therapeutic radiology simulation-aided field setting, complex

Podiatry codes

S.no CPT, HCPCS and Diagnosis codes Description
1 11055 Trim skin lesion
2 11056 Trim skin lesions 2 to 4
3 11057 Trim skin lesions over 4
4 11719 Trim nail(s) any number
5 11720 Debride nail 1-5
6 11721 Debride nail 6 or more
7 G0127 Trim nail(s)
8 L03.039 Cellulitis of unspecified toe
9 L03.049 Acute lymphangitis of unspecified toe
10 L60.0 Ingrowing nail
11 M79.609 Pain in unspecified limb
12 R26.0 Ataxic gait
13 R26.1 Paralytic gait
14 R26.2 Difficulty in walking, not elsewhere classified
15 R26.89 Other abnormalities of gait and mobility
16 R26.9 Unspecified abnormalities of gait and mobility

Orthopedic codes

S.no CPT, HCPCS codes Description
1 29827 Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; with rotator cuff repair
2 29888 Arthroscopically aided anterior cruciate ligament repair/augmentation or reconstruction
3 23412 Repair of ruptured musculotendinous cuff (eg, rotator cuff) open; chronic
4 29806 Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; capsulorrhaphy
5 29807 Arthroscopy, shoulder, surgical; repair of slap lesion
6 29882 Arthroscopy, knee, surgical; with meniscus repair (medial or lateral)
7 25606 Percutaneous skeletal fixation of distal radial fracture or epiphyseal separation
8 23410 Repair of ruptured musculotendinous cuff (eg, rotator cuff) open; acute
9 26615 Open treatment of metacarpal fracture, single, includes internal fixation, when performed, each bone
10 25609 Open treatment of distal radial intra-articular fracture or epiphyseal separation; with internal fixation of 3 or more fragments
11 27792 Open treatment of distal fibular fracture (lateral malleolus), includes internal fixation, when performed
12 25607 Open treatment of distal radial extra-articular fracture or epiphyseal separation, with internal fixation
13 23515 Open treatment of clavicular fracture, includes internal fixation, when performed
14 25608 Open treatment of distal radial intra-articular fracture or epiphyseal separation; with internal fixation of 2 fragments
15 27814 Open treatment of bimalleolar ankle fracture (eg, lateral and medial malleoli, or lateral and posterior malleoli, or medial and posterior malleoli), includes internal fixation, when performed
16 27130 Arthroplasty, acetabular and proximal femoral prosthetic replacement (total hip arthroplasty), with or without autograft or allograft
17 27447 Arthroplasty, knee, condyle and plateau; medial and lateral compartments with or without patella resurfacing (total knee arthroplasty)

OBGYN codes

S.no CPT, HCPCS codes Description
1 59400 Routine obstetric care including antepartum care, vaginal delivery (with or without episiotomy, and/or forceps) and postpartum care
2 59409 Vaginal delivery only (with or without episiotomy and/or forceps)
3 59410 Vaginal delivery only (with or without episiotomy and/or forceps); including postpartum care
4 E/M Antepartum care only; 1-3 visits
5 59425 Antepartum care only; 4-6 visits
6 59426 Antepartum care only; 7 or more visits
7 59430 Postpartum care only (separate procedure)
8 59510 Routine obstetric care including antepartum care, cesarean delivery, and postpartum care
9 59514 Cesarean delivery only;
10 59515 Cesarean delivery only; including postpartum care
11 59610 Routine obstetric care including antepartum care, vaginal delivery (with or without episiotomy, and/or forceps) and postpartum care, after previous cesarean delivery
12 59612 Vaginal delivery only, after previous cesarean delivery (with or without episiotomy and/or forceps);
13 59614 Vaginal delivery only, after previous cesarean delivery (with or without episiotomy and/or forceps); including postpartum care
14 59618 Routine obstetric care including antepartum care, cesarean delivery, and postpartum care, following attempted vaginal delivery after previous cesarean delivery
15 59620 Cesarean delivery only, following attempted vaginal delivery after previous cesarean delivery;
16 59622 Cesarean delivery only, following attempted vaginal delivery after previous cesarean delivery; including postpartum care

Urology codes

S.no CPT, HCPCS codes Description
1 50010-50593 Surgical procedures on the kidney
2 50600-50980 Surgical procedures on the Ureter
3 51020- 52700 Surgical procedures on the bladder
4 53000-53800 Surgical procedures on the urethra
5 54340 repair of hypospadias complication(s) (eg, fistula, stricture, diverticula); by closure, incision, or excision, simple
6 54344 requiring mobilization of skin flaps and urethroplasty with flap or patch graft
7 54348 requiring extensive dissection and urethroplasty with flap, patch, or tubed graft, including urinary diversion, when performed
8 54352 revision of prior hypospadias repair requiring extensive dissection and excision of previously constructed structures including re-release of chordee and reconstruction of urethra and skin brought in as flaps or grafts.
9 0672T endovaginal cryogen-cooled, monopolar radiofrequency remodeling of the tissues surrounding the female bladder neck and proximal urethra for urinary incontinence

Dermatology codes

S.no CPT, HCPCS codes Description
1 11200 - 11201 Removal of skin tags
2 11300 - 11313 Shaving of lesions
3 11400 - 11471 Excision of lesions
4 11600 - 11646 Excision of lesions
5 12001 - 12018 Repair - simple
6 12020 - 12021 Treatment of wound dehiscence
7 12031 - 12057 Repair - intermediate
8 13100 – 13160 Repair - complex
9 11719 – 11762 Trimming, debridement and excision of nails
10 11765 Wedge excision
11 11770 – 11772 Excision of pilonidal cysts

Chiropractic codes

S.no CPT, HCPCS codes Description
1 98940 Chiropractic manipulative treatment (CMT); Spinal, 1-2 regions
2 98941 Chiropractic manipulative treatment (CMT); Spinal, 3-4 regions
3 98942 Chiropractic manipulative treatment (CMT); Spinal, 5 regions
4 98943 Chiropractic manipulative treatment (CMT); Extraspinal, 1 or more regions
5 99203 - 99204 Evaluation and Management, Initial Visit
6 99212 - 99214 Evaluation and Management, Established Patient
7 97140 Manual Therapy
8 97110 Therapeutic Exercise
9 97750 Physical Performance Examination

Emergency department codes

S.no CPT and HCPCS codes Description
1 CPT 99281Type A: APC 609Type B: APC 626HCPCS: G0380 Initial Assessment No medication or treatments Rx refill only, asymptomatic Note for Work or School Wound recheck Booster or follow up immunization, no acute injury Dressing changes (uncomplicated) Suture removal (uncomplicated) Discussion of Discharge Instructions (Straightforward)
2 CPT 99282 Type A: APC 613Type B: APC 627HCPCS: G0381 Could include interventions from previous levels, plus any of: Tests by ED Staff (Urine dip, stool hemoccult, Accucheck or Dextrostix) Visual Acuity (Snellen) Obtain clean catch urine Apply ace wrap or sling Prep or assist w/ procedures such as: minor laceration repair, I&D of simple abscess, etc. Discussion of Discharge Instructions (Simple)
3 CPT 99283 Type A: APC 614Type B: APC 628HCPCS: G0382 Could include interventions from previous levels, plus any of: Receipt of EMS/Ambulance patient Heparin/saline lock (1) Nebulizer treatment Preparation for lab tests described in CPT (80048-87999 codes)Preparation for EKG Preparation for plain X-rays of only 1 area (hand, shoulder, pelvis, etc.) Prescription medications administered PO Foley catheters; In & Out caths C-Spine precautions Fluorescein stain Emesis/ Incontinence care Prep or assist w/procedures such as: joint aspiration/injection, simple fracture care etc. Mental Health-anxious, simple treatment Routine psych medical clearance Limited social worker intervention Post mortem care Direct Admit via ED Discussion of Discharge Instructions (Moderate Complexity)
4 CPT 99284 Type A: APC 615Type B: APC 629HCPCS: G0383 Could include interventions from previous levels, plus any of: Preparation for 2 diagnostic tests2: (Labs, EKG, X-ray) Prep for plain X-ray (multiple body areas): C-spine & foot, shoulder & pelvis Prep for special imaging study (CT, MRI, Ultrasound,VQ scans) Cardiac Monitoring (2) Nebulizer treatments Port-a-cath venous access Administration and Monitoring of infusions or parenteral medications (IV, IM, IO, SC) NG/PEG Tube Placement/Replacement Multiple reassessments Prep or assist w/procedures such as: eye irrigation with Morgan lens, bladder irrigation with 3-way foley, pelvic exam, etc. Sexual Assault Exam w/ out specimen collection Psychotic patient; not suicidal Discussion of Discharge Instructions (Complex)
5 CPT 99285 Type A: APC 616Type B: APC 630 HCPCS: G0384 Could include interventions from previous levels, plus any of: Requires frequent monitoring of multiple vital signs (ie. 02 sat, BP, cardiac rhythm, respiratory rate) Preparation for ≥ 3 diagnostic tests2: (Labs, EKG, X-ray) Prep for special imaging study (CT, MRI, Ultrasound, VQ scan) combined with multiple tests or parenteral medication or oral or IV contrast. Administration of Blood Transfusion/Blood Products Oxygen via face mask or NRB Multiple Nebulizer Treatments: (3) or more (if nebulizer is continuous, each 20 minute period is considered treatment) Moderate Sedation Prep or assist with procedures such as: central line insertion, gastric lavage, LP, paracentesis,etc. Cooling or heating blanket Extended Social Worker intervention Sexual Assault Exam w/ specimen collection by ED staff Coordination of hospital admission/ transfer or change in living situation or site Physical/Chemical Restraints; Suicide Watch Critical Care less than 30 minutes
6 CPT 99291 Type A: APC 617 Could include interventions from previous levels, plus any or all of: Multiple parenteral medications requiring constant monitoring Provision of any of the following: Major Trauma care/ multiple surgical consultants Chest tube insertion Major burn care Treatment of active chest pain in ACS Administration of IV vasoactive meds (see guidelines) CPR Defibrillation/ Cardioversion Pericardiocentesis Administration of ACLS Drugs in cardiac arrest Therapeutic hypothermia Bi-PAP/ CPAP Endotracheal intubation Cricothyrotomy Ventilator management Arterial line placement Control of major hemorrhage Pacemaker insertion through a Central Line Delivery of baby
7 CPT 99292 As above in additional 30 minute increments. Record the TOTAL critical care time. The first 30-74 minutes equal code 99291. If used, additional 30 minute increments (beyond the first 74 minutes) are coded 99292. Medicare does not pay for code 99292 because it is considered packaged into 99291; however the services should be reported as appropriate.
8 Critical Care with Trauma Team ActivationAPC 618G0390 In addition to 99291, designated trauma centers may report the Trauma Team Activation code G0390 when a trauma team was activated and all other trauma activation criteria are met.

Gastroenterology codes

S.no CPT and HCPCS codes Description
1 43217 Esphgsc rgd/flx w/rmvl tum snare tq
2 43235 Upper stomach-intestine scope for diagnosis
3 43239 Upper stomach-intestine scope for biopsy
4 43244 Upr gi ndsc band lig esophgl&/gstr varc
5 43246 Upr gi ndsc dired plmt prq gastrostomy tube
6 43247 Stomach-intestine scope for foreign body removal
7 43248 Upr gi ndsc insj gd wire dilat esoph > gd wire
8 43249 Upr gi ndsc balo dilat esoph < 30 mm diam
9 43250 Upr gi ndsc rmvl les hot bx/bipolar caut
10 43251 Upr gi ndsc rmvl tum polyp/oth les snare tq
11 43255 Upr gi ndsc ctrl bld any meth
12 43256 Upr gi ndsc tndsc stent plmt w/predilat

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