CPT code changes - 2019

on Tuesday, 18 September 2018. All News Items | Outpatient Services | Coding

The American Medical Association has released the 2019 CPT code set. According to the AMA press release  we have 335 changes to look forward to for 2019. Take a look at some of the changes listed below to see which ones will affect you. 2019 data files may be ordered from the AMA at AMA Catalog Store.

E&M codes for internet consultations

Fine needle aspirations

Skin biopsies


PEG tubes

Contrast injection for CT/MRI knee arthrography

PICC line insertions

Ultrasound elastography

Ultrasound with microbubble-sonographic contrast

Ultrasound bone density

MR elastography

Breast MRI


Psychological and neuropsychological scoring

Neurostimulator programming

And of course – lots of changes in Laboratory

Click here to see a more detailed summary written by Deborah Grider, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CPC-P, CPMA, CEMC, CCS-P, CDIP, Certified Clinical Documentation Improvement Practitioner and available in the free ICD10monitor newsletter.

Article by Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon, RN, MSN, CCA, COC is the Manager of Outpatient Medical Review at Medical Management Plus, Inc. Jeff has over thirty-five years of experience in healthcare including Critical Care, Infection Control, Quality Assurance, Medical Necessity, Outpatient Coding, Medicare Claims data analysis and Medical Record review.

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