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New year, new CPT modifications part 2

Picking up where we left off last month, here’s part two of my blog on CPT additions, deletions and modifications for 2016 (for part one, click here). Let’s start in the Urinary System with a new introduction under Other Introduction (Injection/Change/Removal) Procedures. Like other updates, deleted component codes are replaced with new codes reporting both the insertion procedure and supervision and interpretation services. Deleted for 2016 are CPT codes […]

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ICD-10: The end, the beginning

January 27th, 2016 / By Rhonda Butler

Out with the old, etc. I hope 2015 saw the end of some ICD-10 habits we need to break—and 2016 is the beginning of some things we need to get […]

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