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CPT Code Changes

It’s that time of the year again when significant changes are introduced in the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). More than 500 CPT® changes are being implemented in 2015:

  • 266 new codes
  • 147 deleted codes
  • 129 revised codes
  • Guideline changes

The key CPT sections with substantial changes are Pathology and Laboratory, Cardiovascular and Gastrointestinal sections. The shared updates will help weigh the best coding options in the new year to get reimbursed correctly.

Nirvana Health Group has prepared a resource center for a quick and easy review of the CPT changes. Use the links below to access the resource pages.

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Section

New

Revised

Deleted

2

Evaluation & Management

3

2

3

3

Musculoskeletal System

15

7

11

4

Cardiovascular System

33

23

6

5

Digestive System

24

33

10

6

Urinary System

2

0

0

7

Nervous System

8

2

11

8

Eye and Ocular Adnexa

2

3

4

9

Radiology

15

4

23

10

Pathology and Laboratory

107

32

49

11

Medicine

15

16

0

12

Category II Codes

3

1

1

13

Category III Codes

39

6

26

14

Total

266

129

147

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