What are indented codes?

Certain codes have related procedures indented below them. These indented codes are important variations on the code above them, and denote different methods, outcomes, or approaches to the same procedure. For example, the code for the elevation of a simple, extradural depressed skull fracture is 62000.

What symbol is used for a Resequenced code?

Navigational alerts are used throughout the CPT coding book to assist users in locating resequenced or out-of-sequence codes. These include a “#” symbol (preceding any other symbols applied to the code) to indicate a resequenced code.

What is the purpose of indent?

Indentation, the much-maligned formatting technique, provides readers with a sense of continuity. Indentations signal to the reader that she is about to dive into another topic or start a new section of a novel. They help present content in a logical fashion.

What is the CMS Global period status indicator for endoscopies?

Codes with “000” are endoscopies or some minor surgical procedures (zero day post-operative period). Codes with “010” are other minor procedures (10-day post-operative period). Codes with “090” are major surgeries (90-day post-operative period).

What are the three main types of medical coding?

3 Main types of Medical code that you must know!

  • ICD (International Classification of Diseases)
  • CPT (Current Procedural Terminology)
  • HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System)

What are the categories of CPT codes?

There are three types of CPT codes: Category 1, Category 2 and Category 3. CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association. Category 1: Procedures and contemporary medical practices. Category 1 covers procedures and contemporary medical practices that are widely performed.

What are CPT codes and why are they important?

CPT codes are of primary importance for a few different reasons: They are used by insurers to determine the amount of reimbursement a practitioner will receive under your health insurance coverage (and ultimately how much of the bill you will be left responsible for).

What does resequenced mean?

resequencing(Noun) The sequencing of part of an individual’s genome in order to detect sequence differences between the individual and the standard genome of the species.