The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) requested Current Procedure Terminology (CPT®) codes at the September American Medical Association (AMA) CPT Editorial Panel meeting. The virtual meeting was the last of three held to update the 2023 CPT code cycle.
The ACR and several radiology specialty societies presented code proposals requesting CPT Category I codes for Percutaneous Arteriovenous Fistula Creation and Category III codes for Quantitative Computed Tomography (CT) Tissue Characterization and Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP).
If approved, the new Percutaneous Arteriovenous Fistula Creation Category I codes will be effective Jan. 1, 2023, and the new Category III codes for Quantitative CT Tissue Characterization and Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) will be effective July 1, 2022.
The anticipated 2022 radiology code changes are posted in the March/April 2021 ACR Radiology Coding Source™. The Sept./Oct. issue of the ACR Radiology Coding Source includes the finalized list of 2022 codes with descriptors pertinent to radiology.
The ACR urges its members to review and consider how the code changes may impact their practices for the coming year. Refer to the AMA Summary of Panel Actions for more information.