As of January 1, 2022, a new CPT code set will go into effect. Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) 2022 features 249 new codes, 93 revised codes, and 63 deleted codes. Every section experienced changes to its codes and guidelines.
The most impacted sections are:
- Evaluation and Management (E/M)
- Arthrodesis and Laminectomies of the Spine
- Cardiac Catheterizations for Congenital Anomalies
- Lab and Pathology
- COVID-19 Vaccinations
The American Medical Association (AMA) worked closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create CPT codes specifically for the COVID-19 vaccine. The first CPT codes for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were introduced back in November of 2020. Since then, eight more have been added. These updated and additional codes will improve tracking, reporting, and analysis of patient vaccinations.
The AMA also developed a Vaccine Code Finder resource to match the right CPT code for the appropriate occasion (dose and brand). You can view the Vaccine Code Finder here: https://www.ama-assn.org/find-covid-19-vaccine-codes.
If you are interested in providing training on these code changes or others for your team, contact UASI at: https://uasisolutions.com/contact-us/.