|December 2005 · Vol. 17, No. 12
Updated CPT codes:
Few (and overdue), but mighty
New codes for biopsy with colposcopy, removal of infected or eroded mesh, and consultations
If the visit is a confirmatory consultation, bill an inpatient or outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) code rather than a consultation
Independent coding and documentation consultant; former program manager, Department of Coding and Nomenclature, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Changes in procedural terminology (CPT) codes for 2006 include only 2 new codes and 1 revised code that directly affect ObGyn practices. Besides needing to know about the addition of a code for the revision of a vaginal graft and a new “add-on” code for reporting an endometrial biopsy with colposcopy, ObGyn practices will need to amend any encounter forms containing codes for confirmatory consultations or follow-up inpatient consultations, because all of these code sets will be deleted effective January 1, 2006.