This article details 2021 updates to CPT® codes for medicine services including several new codes for continuous electrocardiogram (ECG) recordings and auditory-evoked potentials (AEP), as well as American Medical Association (AMA)-approved CPT codes for COVID-19 immunizations.
Section 1862 (l) and Section 1869 (f)(2)(B) of the Social Security Act (the Act) sets forth general procedures to develop and evaluate Medicare coverage determinations that are either adopted nationally by CMS or created and applied locally by a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) within the MAC’s own jurisdictional boundaries.
Hospital coding for pregnancy-related services requires a detailed understanding of the CPT® global obstetric (OB) package and ICD-10-CM coding guidelines for maternal care management. This article details hospital coding for pregnancy and delivery complications and procedures used to treat them.
Due to the public health emergency brought about by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, organizations got a temporary reprieve from implementing some of the changes brought about by the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014, which was finalized on September 28, 2019.