CPT: Surgery codes

January/February 2011 Issue
CPT Update for 2011: Immunizations, Observations and More [Feature]

Changes include new codes for pediatric vaccine administration and subsequent hospital observation care.

Jan-Feb 2009 Issue
CPT 2009: Out With the Old, In With the New [Feature]

A new injection code and newborn codes are among this year’s most notable CPT changes.

Oct 2005 Issue
Don't Get Burned Coding Common Skin Procedures [Feature]

This encounter form can help you to prevent minor operations from becoming major billing headaches.

Oct 2004 Issue
Understanding When to Use Modifier -25 [Getting Paid]

A coding expert explains how and why modifier -25 can be used in family practice.

Jul-Aug 2004 Issue
Billing for Your Work With Surgeons [Getting Paid]

Coding and billing for services when a patient is undergoing surgery and is also under the care of a surgeon can be challenging for family physicians; the author explains how to do it right.

Jan 2004 Issue
CPT: What's in Store for 2004 [Getting Paid]

Multiple changes have been made to the vaccine codes.

Sep 2003 Issue
Spanning the Global Surgical Package [Getting Paid]

This article explains what services are included in the CPT surgical package, what constitutes the global surgical period, and how to code any unrelated E/M visits that occur during the global surgical period.

Jan 2003 Issue
CPT Coding Update for 2003 [Getting Paid]

Among the changes this year are codes for skin lesion excisions, musculoskeletal therapeutic injections, routine venipuncture and colposcopy.

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