Articles  |   December 2018
CPT® Codes Change Annually — Here’s How to Stay Updated to Ensure You Get Paid
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Articles   |   December 2018
CPT® Codes Change Annually — Here’s How to Stay Updated to Ensure You Get Paid
ASA Monitor 12 2018, Vol.82, 52.
ASA Monitor 12 2018, Vol.82, 52.
Each year, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes are added, revised and deleted. These code changes affect your daily practice, and staying abreast of these changes is critical. ASA closely monitors these revisions and updates coding resources each year by releasing new iterations of Relative Value Guide® (RVG™) and CROSSWALK®. ASA’s Director of Payment and Practice Management, Sharon Merrick, M.S., CCS-P, details the coding changes and how ASA’s products are favored among health care providers, billers and coders:
The RVG provides information you need for proper coding of anesthesia care. This is where you can learn about what is included in a base unit, how to determine anesthesia start/stop times, information on physical status and so much more. The CROSSWALK is the go-to source to guide you in selecting the anesthesia code most appropriate to each anesthetic performed. When more than one code might apply, it can guide you to the proper code. The 2019 editions of RVG and CROSSWALK are available in print and electronic files. The digital format makes the process more efficient and convenient because the data can be loaded into your billing system for fast and reliable search functionality.
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