BC Advantage - 2007 Issue 11

Dr. Carter's Corner : CPT Updates for 2008

Let's take a look at the CPT changes for 2008 recently published by the AMA.For 2008, 51 codes were deleted across all major code groupings.306 code descriptions were updated. There are 242 new codes. The following are temporary codes:102 Category II Codes for the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative program which is detailed in CMS's most recent 2008 PQRI Measure Specifications. These supplemental tracking codes can be used for performance measurement and are intended to facilitate data collection about the quality of care rendered by coding certain services and test results that support nationally established, evidence-based performance measure...

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