AAPC – Omaha Chapter January 18, 2005 7:00 am Presented by: Cynthia A. Swanson, RN, CPC Paula L. Smith, RN, CPC, CCS-P Seim, Johnson, Sestak & Quist, LLP 8807 Indian Hills Drive, Suite 300 Omaha, NE 68114 402.330.2660 CPT 2005 Changes and Medicare Update
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- Codes ● 11004 – ● 11006 were added to identify extensive debridement procedures
High risk patients, soft tissue infections such as Fournier’s gangrene
In addition to the risk and extensiveness involved in the performance of debridement procedure, transplantation or removal of organs, hernia and/or intestinal repair, or fistula repair may be necessary
Six new ( ● 78811 – ● 78816) codes for reporting tumor imaging by positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) procedures have been added to the Nuclear Medicine Diagnostic subsection of CPT.