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Do you know New CPT Code changes in 2016: Read this

Deleted CPT codes in 2016

With New year in 2016, we will be having new CPT codes in diagnostic radiology. Since, we will be having CPT codes which will replace old CPT codes, some of the codes will be deleted. Diagnostic Radiology have the lot of changes which I hope will help medical coder in 2016. These CPT code changes for 2016 will take sometime to understand, but they are very similar to old CPT codes. Let us first check out the deleted CPT codes in 2016 which we have used very frequently in diagnostic Radiology.
New CPT Code changes in 2016

Deleted Codes
Description
70373
Laryngography, contrast, radiological supervision and interpretation
72010
Radiologic exam, spine, entire, survey study anteroposterior and lateral
72069
Radiologic exam, spine, thoracolumbar, standing (scoliosis)
72090
Radiologic exam, spine; scoliosis study, including supine and erect studies
73500
Radiologic exam, hip, unilateral; 1 view
73510
; complete, minimum 2 views
73520
Radiologic exam, hips, bilateral, minimum
of 2 views of each hip, including anteroposterior view of pelvis
73530
Radiologic examination ,
hip, during operative procedure
73540
Radiologic examination, pelvis and hips,
infant or child, minimum of 2 views
73550
Radiologic examination,
femur, 2 views
74305
Cholangiography and/or pancreatography; through existing catheter, radiological supervision and interpretation
74320
Cholangiography, percutaneous, transhepatic, radiological supervision and interpretation
74327
Postoperative biliary duct calculus removal, Percutaneous, via T-tube tract, basket or snare
74475
Introduction of intracatheter or catheter into renal pelvis for drainage and/or injection, percutaneous, radiological supervision and interpretation
74480
Introduction of ureteral catheter or stent through renal pelvis for drainage and/or injection, percutaneous, radiological supervision and interpretation
75896
Transcatheter therapy, infusion, other than for thrombolysis, radiological supervision and interpretation
75945
Intravascular ultrasound (non-coronary vessel), radiological supervision and interpretation; initial vessel
+75946
; each additional non-coronary vessel (List separately in addition to code for primary
procedure)
75980
Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage with contrast monitoring, radiological supervision and interpretation
75982
Percutaneous placement of biliary drainage catheter for combined internal and external biliary drainage or of a drainage stent for internal biliary drainage in patients with an inoperable mechanical Biliary obstruction, radiological supervision and interpretation

New and Revised CPT codes in 2016 for Diagnostic Radiology

There are many CPT codes have been introduced in 2016 in diagnostic radiology. Also, we have few Revised CPT codes which will have few change in their definition, like for Upper GI series codes (74240-74251)the films will be replaced by “images” in the code description. There are many new codes which have almost same description like old CPT codes, only difference is number of views in new CPT codes. So, let us checkout the new and revised CPT codes changes in 2016.

 

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New Codes
Code Description
72081
Radiologic examination, spine, entire thoracic and lumbar, including skull, cervical and sacral spine if performed (eg, scoliosis evaluation); one view
72082
; 2 or 3 views
72083
; 4 or 5 views
72084
; minimum of 6 views
73501
Radiologic examination, hip, unilateral, with pelvis when performed; 1 view
73502
; 2-3 views
73503
; minimum of 4 views
73521
Radiologic examination, hips, bilateral, with pelvis when performed; 2 views
73522
; 3-4 views
73523
; minimum of 5 views
73551
Radiologic examination, femur; 1 view
73552
; minimum 2 views
74712
Magnetic resonance (eg, proton) imaging,
fetal, including placental and maternal pelvic imaging when performed; single
or first gestation
+74713
; each additional gestation (List separately in addition to the primary procedure)
Revised Codes
Description
72080
Radiologic examination, spine; thoracolumbar junction, minimum of 2 views
74240
Radiologic examination, gastrointestinal tract, upper; with or without delayed films images, without KUB
74241
; with or without delayed films images, with KUB
74245
; with small intestine, includes multiple serial films images
74246
Radiologic examination, gastrointestinal tract, upper, air contrast, with specific high density barium, effervescent agent, with or without glucagon; with or without delayed films images,
without KUB
74247
; with or without delayed films images, with KUB
74250
Radiologic examination, small intestine, includes multiple serial films images;
74251
; via enteroclysis tube
74340
Introduction of long gastrointestinal tube
(eg, Miller-Abbott) including multiple fluoroscopies and films images, radiological supervision and interpretation
77057
Screening mammography, bilateral (2-view film study of each breast)
Revised Codes
Description
78264
Gastric emptying imaging study (eg, solid
liquid or both);
New CPT codes
Description
78265
Gastric emptying imaging study (eg, solid liquid or both); with small bowel transit
78266
; with small bowel and colon transit, multiple days

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