|January 2007 · Vol. 19, No. 01
REIMBURSEMENT ADVISERSmoking cessation: Start the meter after 3 minutes
CPT 2007: What’s in it for you?
RN, CPC-OGS, MA
Reimbursement for fetal nuchal translucency testing is likely to become routine
A new year brings new code numbers for bone density and mammography
Independent coding and documentation consultant; former program manager, Department of Coding and Nomenclature, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
ObGyns stand to benefit from new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes that capture more of the specifics of procedures such as laparoscopic hysterectomy, and provide codes for newer kinds of services such as prenatal nuchal translucency screening and genetic counseling. A downside for 2007—getting accustomed to the renumbered codes for bone density and breast imaging.