2013 CPT Code Changes
The AMA has announced extensive changes in the CPT 2013 coding system, which will be released in September. The new 2013 edition includes:
· Almost 600 code changes, affecting all medical specialties.
· Extensive changes in the E/M, Surgery, Radiology, Pathology & Laboratory and Medicine sections.
· 18 modifiers have been revised
· Almost 150 guidelines have been updated.
The bottom line...you must update your CPT coding reference for 2013 to maximize your reimbursement and minimize your audit liability.
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