Working from home today during the first snow storm of the season here in New England; changes of seasons and thoughts of the new year as I look at the spectacular view outside my window. This is always a time of reflection for me on all the wonderful experiences and memories from the past year and a time to dream big and plan for 2020. I hope
you are able to take some time to do the same.
As we think about 2020 and preparing for upcoming coding changes I thought I would share some of the codes for 2020 that may impact your practice:
D7922 placement of intra-socket biological dressing to aid in hemostasis or clot stabilization, per site.
99421 Online digital evaluation and management service, for an established patient, for up to 7 days, cumulative time during the 7 days, 5-10 minutes.
99422 .... 11-20 minutes.
99423 .... 21 or more minutes.
15773 Grafting of autologous fat harvesting by liposuction technique to face, eyelids, mouth, neck, ears, orbits, genitalia, hands and/or feet; 25 cc or less injectate.
15774 .... Each additional 25 cc injectate or part thereof (list separately in addition to code for primary procedure).
Along with some new codes there are some other changes happening in 2020. Aetna sent out notification earlier this week that as of February 1st Aetna Dental Access patients will be considered in network with Ameritas. If you are contracted with either of these plans you will want to check in with the carrier to see how these changes
may impact your practice.
As we close out 2019 I want to thank you for your continued support and friendship. Best wishes to you for a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year!
Terri Bradley, CPC is the owner of Terri Bradley Consulting and OMS Billing Solutions. With a hands-on background spanning more than 30 years Terri is a practice management expert devoted to her clients. She is highly sought after for speaking engagements offering medical/dental/OMS coding and billing workshops across the country.
Terri's publications include "Coding, Billing and Third Party Payers" in the Fonseca Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery textbook 3rd edition, Vol. 1, 2017, Dictations and Coding in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery which she co-authored in 2017 and she is a contributing author in the
CDT Coding Companion: Help Guide for the Dental Team 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.