AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 6 (June)

Category III Codes (Q&A) (June 2011)

June 2011 page 13c Category III Codes Question: What is the meaning of the reference "Sunset January 2016" in the new 2011 Category III codes? Answer: This new reference refers to the specific month this code is planned to be archived (ie, deleted). Category III codes are scheduled to be archived five years from their original date of publication. However, this reference also informs the users of the opportunity to submit a code change proposal if the temporary code is still needed. Services/procedures described by Category III codes that have been archived after five years, without conversion or referral...

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