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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Toxicology CPT codes revisions from Jan 1st 2017

Update you’re billing system according to the new set of codes. Get paid, and avoid follow up on your claims.

New Codes Description Deleted Code
80305 – 80306       80300
80305 Drug test(s), presumptive, any number of drug classes, any number of devices or procedures (eg, immunoassay); capable of being read by direct optical observation only (eg, dipsticks, cups, cards, cartridges) includes sample validation when performed, per date of service
80306 Drug test(s), presumptive, any number of drug classes, any number of devices or procedures (eg, immunoassay); read by instrument assisted direct optical observation (eg, dipsticks, cups, cards, cartridges), includes sample validation when performed, per date of service

Influenza CPT Codes revisions from Jan 1st 2017

Two new CPT codes are used to report health risk assessments in this 2017.

New Codes Description Deleted Code
96160 Administration of patient-focused health risk assessment instrument (eg, health hazard appraisal) with scoring and documentation, per standardized instrument         99420
96161 Administration of caregiver-focused health risk assessment instrument (eg, depression inventory) for the benefit of the patient, with scoring and documentation, per standardized instrument