Although the AMA changed hundreds of codes in the 2014 CPT® Manual, most of the changes took place in the surrounding text.
When an NCCI edit occurs on a claim, providers can go directly to CMS’ website and download the latest edits to pinpoint why the edit occurred and what codes may be conflicting.
Coders are aware that ICD-10-CM will allow much more specificity than ICD-9-CM, and that is very evident in the section covering injuries to the wrist, hand, and fingers (S60–S69).
CMS has been making it clear over the years that packaging would become a larger and larger part of OPPS, and in calendar year (CY) 2014 CMS made good on this.
How does CPT® define “final examination” for code 99238 (hospital discharge day management; 30 minutes or less