December is always a busy time of year as we are not only preparing to “close the books” for the current year, but also getting ready for the upcoming year. Preparing for coding updates is an important task as the new codes and instructions become effective on January 1 of each year. 2020 CPT® includes new, revised and deleted codes that are important to ASA members – and it also includes a few other changes that you will need to know.

There are no changes to the CPT codes that describe anesthesia services but there are other changes of which you need to be aware; most are within the 644xx code series that covers somatic nerve injections. Codes in this series have been revised to clarify that they are to be reported once per nerve plexus, nerve or...

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