February 10, 2022

ACR Reviews Code Proposals Relevant to Radiology at CPT Editorial Panel Meeting

Representatives from the American College of Radiology® (ACR®), Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, Association of University Radiologists, Society of Interventional Radiology, and American Society of Neuroradiology attended the recent February 2022 American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedure Terminology (CPT®) Editorial Panel meeting. The virtual meeting was the first of three meetings to update codes for the 2024 CPT code cycle.

The ACR did not submit any CPT code change proposals at the meeting, however the radiology CPT advisors reviewed more than 40 code proposals submitted to the AMA. Additionally, the advisors closely monitored and commented on 12 proposals that included imaging submitted by other specialty societies that would potentially affect radiologists. The code proposals relevant to radiology include, Category III codes for biomechanical CT with vertebral fracture assessment, absolute quantification myocardial blood flow (AQMBF), magnetic field induction malignant prostate tissue and cardiac functional radioablation.

If approved, the new Category III codes will be released July 1on the AMA’s website, with an effective date of Jan. 1.

For more information, please contact Kevin Grant at kgrant@acr.org.

Refer to the AMA Summary of Panel Actions for more information.