|January 2004 · Vol. 16, No. 1
CPT 2004 highlights: Advanced procedures, HIPAA compliance
New codes for sophisticated intrauterine fetal procedures, a laparoscopic approach to posthysterectomy prolapse repair, and the newly enforceable HIPAA laws—here are the “best of the best” for 2004, and the “best of the rest.”
RN, CPC, MA
Ms. Witt, former program manager in the Department of Coding and Nomenclature at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, is an independent coding and documentation consultant.
Maternal-fetal medicine physicians, infertility specialists, gynecologic surgeons, and the folks behind HIPAA top the list of professionals cheering the updates to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) 2004.
Among the revisions making the biggest splash for Ob/Gyns in this year’s manual: