AMA CPT® Assistant - 2018 Issue 8 (August)

Coding Update: Diabetes Prevention Program (August 2018)

August 2018 pages 6-7 Coding Update: Diabetes Prevention Program Since 2012, the American Medical Association (AMA) has prioritized the need to reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes in the United States by raising public awareness, encouraging physicians to screen and refer their patients to evidenced-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)–recognized diabetes prevention programs (DPPs), and working to ensure DPPs are offered as a covered benefit (AMA Recognizes National Diabetes Alert Day, March 27, 2018). In 2018, new guidelines were established and a new code 0488T was added in the Category III section of the Current Procedural...

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