Anthem Updates Assistant Surgeon Policy and Code List

July 2017 ~

Anthem has posted its updated Assistant Surgeon policy and code list on June 1. According to the insurer, these changes are based on Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS Level II) coding changes for 2017 as well as updates based on American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Centers Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) information.

The following Assistant Surgeon codes have been updated:

  • Added codes:
    • 22867
    • 22869
    • 27197
    • 27198
    • 28291
    • 31551-31554
    • 31572-31574
    • 31591
    • 31592
    • 33340
    • 33477
    • 33957-33959
    • 33962
    • 36456
    • 36473
    • 36474
    • 36901-36909
    • 37237
    • 37239
    • 37247-37249
    • 47383
    • 62320-62327
    • 62380
    • 93591
    • 0446T-0458T
    • 0465T-0468T
  • Deleted codes:
    • 11752
    • 11977
    • 15170
    • 15171
    • 15175
    • 15176
    • 20101
    • 21338
    • 22858
    • 27193
    • 27194
    • 27279
    • 28290
    • 31582
    • 35471
    • 35472
    • 35475
    • 35476
    • 39401
    • 39402
    • 62310
    • 62311
    • 62318
    • 62319
    • 69405
    • 0019T
    • 0281T-0284T
    • 0288T
    • 0289T

Complete details on these changes can be found on Anthem Online Provider Services (AOPS) website.

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