Earlier this month the American Medical Association (AMA) released new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code sets for 2022. Here is what you need to know about it.

The first notable change is the addition of 15, COVID-19 vaccine related codes. These codes are available currently but have been added officially to the 2022 code set. The purpose is to help in reporting and analyzing vaccines administration services.

Overall, there are going to be 405 editorial changes with 249 new codes. There are also going to be 63 deleted codes and 93 revised codes. The AMA reports that 43% of the changes are related to new technologies.

98975, 98976, 98977, 98980, 98981 are 5 new codes that are added to expand on the 2020 remote physiologic monitoring service codes. They are associated with therapeutic remote monitoring, services that have become more common due to the pandemic.

As the AMA states, some of these changes were created in response to the rise in digital medicine and innovation that has occurred, which work to improve health care access and patient outcomes. Be sure to check out the AMA website with more information on the updates.

The CPT Editorial Panel of the AMA is responsible for maintaining and updating CPT codes. These codes are revised and updated annually based on changes in the medical world. The changes will be effective January 1st of every year.

We will continue to keep updated on new CPT codes and information that we need to bill your claims effectively and efficiently. For more information on how Americare Network can help your healthcare practice, contact us today!