Coding updates are coming out starting in October 2021 with the 2022 ICD-10 coding books. Followed by CPT and HCPCS books in January 2022.
The changes promise to be significant:
191 New Codes
27 Revised Codes
25 Deleted Codes
14 Converted to Parent Codes
249 New Codes
63 Deleted Codes
93 Revised Codes
15 Vaccine Specific Codes
AMA said 43% of the editorial changes in the 2022 CPT code set are tied to new technology services described in Category III CPT codes and the expansion of the proprietary laboratory analyses code set.
AMA created five CPT codes to report therapeutic remote monitoring, 98975, 98976, 98977, 98980 and 98981
Coded have also been created for principal care management, allowing physicians to report care management services for patients with chronic conditions, 99424, 99425, 99426 and 99427.
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