AMA Releases 2013 CPT Code SetThe American Medical Association announced the 2013 Current Procedural Terminology code set, which will be used for claims filed as of Jan. 1, 2013.
The changes represent physician practice changes and technology improvements in cardiology, neurologic testing and psychiatry.
The new CPT codes, including 116 molecular pathology codes, will enhance the reporting of diagnostic tools to advance the medical industry's goal of reducing disease burdens, improving health outcomes and reducing long-term care costs.
The CPT changes also better capture the work involved in managing patients with complex chronic conditions. Medical practices will be able to efficiently report time spent connecting patients to community services, transitioning them from inpatient to other settings and preventing readmissions.
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