Update Your CPT Codebook with Latest Changes

Update Your CPT Codebook with Latest Changes

The American Medical Association (AMA) released this month errata and technical corrections to its CPT® 2015. It also released new and revised vaccine codes, scheduled to appear in the CPT® 2016.
2015 Errata
Revised is the exclusionary parenthetical note following code 88344 Immunohistochemistry or immunocytochemistry, per specimen; initial single antibody stain procedure to instruct reporting of different antibodies.
The note should read:
Do not use more than one unit of 88341, 88342, or 88344 for the same each separately identifiable antibody per specimen.
New Vaccine Codes for 2015-2016
Vaccine codes for the 2016 CPT® book were also released. New codes are:
90625         Cholera vaccine live, adult dosage, 1 dose schedule, for oral use
90620         Meningococcal recombinant protein and outer membrane vesicle vaccine, serogroup B (MendB), 2 dose schedule, for intramuscular use
90621         Meningococcal recombinant lipoprotein vaccine, serogroup B (MenB), 3 dose schedule, for intramuscular use
90630         Influenza virus vaccine, quadrivalent (IIV4), split virus, preservative free, for intradermal use
90651         Human Papillomavirus vaccine types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, 58, nonavalent (HPV), 3 dose schedule, for intramuscular use
90697         Diphtheria, tetanus toxoids, acellular pertussis vaccine, inactivated poliovirus vaccine, Haemophilus influenzae type b PRP-OMP conjugate vaccine, and hepatitis B vaccine (DTaP-IPV-Hib-HepB), for intramuscular use
CPT® 90625 goes into effect January 1, 2016 and is pending FDA approval. Codes 90620-90621 went into effect February 1, 2015. The remaining new codes went into effect January 1, 2015.
Also in this early release is a long list of vaccine codes implemented January 1, 2015 that will appear in the 2016 CPT® book with revised descriptors.
New Category III Codes for 2016
Lastly, is the early release of several new CPT® Category III codes. Codes 0381T-0393T and 0396T-0407T were accepted for the 2016 production cycle; however, they went into effect January 1, 2015. Codes 0408T-0436T were accepted for the 2017 production cycle, but will go into effect January 1, 2016.
You must log in to the AMA website to download the PDF files that provide full details of these coding changes.

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  1. Maritza Rodriguez says:

    Will AAPC plublish some sort of letter as to what are the codes that will be new, revised,deleted for 2016 before the begining of the year 2016. Is there somewhere I can subscribe to receive this?

  2. Haroon says:

    So I bought CPT 2015 when it just came out. Would AAPC mail this Errata to us or not. What if you fail CPC exam because you did not have Errata copy? How can one obtain Errata copy?