October 28, 2016

New ACR Coding Source Lists 2017 CPT Codes

The September/October 2016 issue of the ACR Radiology Coding Source features an updated list of the 2017 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes and descriptors pertinent to radiology.

Prominent among the 2017 code changes are the bundling of mammography with computer-aided detection, bundling of dialysis circuit and transluminal balloon angioplasty to include imaging, unbundling of moderate sedation from base procedure codes, changing fluoroscopic guidance codes to add-on codes, and a revision of spinal injection codes.

Be sure to check out the changes and update your coding and billing files to reflect them before their Jan. 1, 2017 effective date.