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Q/A: Codes removed from inpatient-only list

APCs Insider, November 30, 2012

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Q: Did CMS remove any CPT® codes from the inpatient-only list as part of the 2013 OPPS Final Rule?

A: CMS removed CPT code 22856 (total disc arthroplasty, anterior approach, cervical) from the inpatient-only list beginning January 1, 2013.
 
CMS decided not to remove CPT code 27447 (arthroplasty, knee,condyle and plateau; medical and lateral compartments with or without patella resurfacing [total knee arthroplasty]) from the inpatient-only list as it had proposed.



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