Wednesday, February 20, 2013

2013 Radiology CPT Code Update

An article published by the American College of Radiology discusses the following codes that have changed in 2013. Below is how the article broke down the Radiology Codes by specialty.

Diagnostic Radiology
  • Revised - Cervical Spine Codes
    • 72040, 72050, 72052
  • Deleted - Bronchography
    • 71040, 71060
Interventional Radiology 
  • New - Thoracentesis & Pleural Drainage Codes 
    • 32554, 32555, 32556, 32557
  • Deleted - Pneumocentesis & Thoracentesis
    • 32420, 32421, 32422
  • New - Cerviccocerebral Artery Studies
    • 36221, 36222, 36223, 36224, 36225, 36226, 36227, 36228
  • Deleted - Cerviocerebral Angiography Codes
    • 75650, 75660, 75662, 75665, 75671, 75676, 75680, 75685
  • New - Retrieval of Foreign Body
    • 37197
  • Deleted - Foreign Body Retrieval Codes
    • 37203
  • New - Thrombolysis Codes
    • 37211, 37212, 37214
  • Deleted - Thrombolysis Codes
    • 37201, 37209, 75900
Nuclear Medicine
  • New - Endocrine and Parathyroid
    • 78012, 78013, 78014, 78071, 78072
  • Revised - Parathyroid Codes
    • 78070
  • Deleted - Endocrine Codes
    • 78000, 78001, 78003, 78006, 78007, 78010, 78011
Radiation Oncology 
  • New - Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Code
    • 32701
Category III Code Changes
  • New - Focused Microwave Ablation Code
    • 0301T
  • Extended - CAD and HDR Brachytheraphy Codes
    • 0174T, 0175T, 0182T
For the full article, please click the following link: 2013 CPT Code Update - Radiology.

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