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Sneak Peek at CPT® Changes Daunting

June 10, 2008:
The American Medical Association has released a summary of where the code revisions to the 2009 CPT® code book are to occur, and the changes appear to be substantial with more than 500 revisions. When combined with the more the 300 new ICD-9-CM codes, providers will have their hands full updating systems with the new and revised codes over then next few months.

As of right now, it appears that there will be

294 new codes
133 revised codes
92 deleted codes

Changes will have the greatest impact on Category II and medicine sections; however, there are a significant number of new and revised codes in the evaluation and management section. Virtually all sections of the CPT® code set are affected, including surgery, radiology, and pathology/laboratory.

Deborah C. Hall
Clinical/Technical Editor

CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.


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