Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) 2015 contains new and revised codes for a variety of diagnostic, interventional, nuclear medicine and radiation oncology procedures. McKesson Business Performance Services has prepared this summary to provide you with details on CPT code additions, deletions and modifications issued by the American Medical Association (AMA).

With 2015 CPT, there has been the addition of 226 new codes, 147 deleted codes, and 129 revised codes. In the 70,000 series, Diagnostic Radiology, there were a few changes, including seven additions, six revised codes and no deleted codes. Some of those changes include the deletion of supervision and interpretation codes related to percutaneous vertebroplasty and vertebral augmentation. For these codes, the instructional note references the proper code selection to be in the 22,000 series, where new codes appear, which include imaging guidance and any associated radiological supervision and interpretation. Interventional Radiology was impacted by new codes for arthrocentesis, percutaneous vertebroplasty, vertebral augmentation, and myelography. As seen in previous years, these new codes now include imaging guidance and/or radiological supervision and interpretation. Detailed instructional notes were added to the Radiation Oncology section regarding radiation treatment delivery. Additional instructional notes were added throughout the radiology section regarding guidance procedures now bundled into new surgical codes.

To read the full article containing specific changes affecting radiology, click here.

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Myra Blankenship, CIRCC, CPC of Compliance-Radiology, McKesson Business Performance Services.