the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services revoked troublesome
National Correct Coding Initiative edits imposed last April.
deleted edits bundled sequential IV push code G0354 with
five other drug administration codes: G0345, G0347, G0357,
G0359 and G0361. CMS officials say those edits the revision
is retroactive to April 1. Providers say those edits would
have made it hard to bill drug administration for each additional
drug provided. (See PBI, Vol. 6, no. 18).
also removed longstanding edits bundling nail debridement
codes 11720-11721 with new patient visit codes 99201-99202.
That means you'll be able to bill for debridement of mycotic
nails on the same date as an initial evaluation and management
visit. You can also bill 99201-99202 with non-dystrophic
nail trimming codes 11719 and G0127.
also removed edits bundling gastric surgery codes 44005
and 44200 with hysterectomy code 59525, and 44200 with fissurectomy
code 46200. And you can now report endometrial sampling
code 58100 at the same time as colpopexy code 57280 without
having to worry about edits.
no longer bundled are female genital laparoscopy code 58660
and digestive laparoscopy code 43280. And CMS also deleted
an edit bundling salpingectomy code 58700 with lysis of
adhesions code 58740.