September 28, 2023

ACR Seeks Category I Codes at September CPT Editorial Panel Meeting

The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) and several specialty societies requested Current Procedure Terminology® (CPT®) codes at the September American Medical Association (AMA) CPT Editorial Panel meeting. The hybrid meeting was the last of three meetings to update codes for the 2025 CPT code cycle.

The ACR, Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, Association of University Radiologists, Society of Interventional Radiology and American Society of Neuroradiology collaborated with the American College of Cardiology, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and the Society for Vascular Surgery to present code proposals requesting Category I codes for percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of thyroid, prostate biopsy services, MR examination safety procedures. In addition, the specialty societies requested the conversion of Category III codes to Category I for cryoablation of somatic nerves and revisions to Vascular Procedures guidelines and endovascular therapy codes 61624, 61626. If approved, the new Category I codes and revisions will be effective Jan. 1, 2025.

For 2024, the anticipated radiology code changes are posted in the March/April 2023 ACR Radiology Coding Source.™ Be sure to check the upcoming September/October 2023 issue of the ACR Radiology Coding Source for the finalized list of 2024 codes with descriptors pertinent to radiology.

ACR urges members to review and consider how the code changes may impact their practices for the coming year.

For more information, contact Kevin Grant, ACR Principal Economic Policy Analyst.