AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 12 (December)

HCFA Announces Automated Multi-Channel Chemistry Panel Alert (December 1999)

December 1999 page 1 HCFA Announces Automated Multi-Channel Chemistry Panel Alert See Table: CY1999 Automated Multi-Channel Chemistry Tests and Organ or Disease Panels New automated multi-channel chemistry panels will be included in CPT 2000 for calendar year (CY) 2000. Because of claims processing complications and the Y2K system moratorium, HCFA will be unable to process any claims with these new codes for the first quarter of CY 2000. All providers, including physicians and laboratories, should continue to bill the old panel codes until April 1, 2000. Currently, for CY 1999, there are three organ disease oriented panels defined in...

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