The American Medical Association has published changes in the Current Procedural Terminology code set for 2013, which will be used for filing claims beginning January 1, 2013.

Following advancements in genomics research that have increased understanding of the molecular basis of disease, AMA in 2012 added some new CPT codes for molecular pathology tests. Now, the 2013 code set will include 116 such codes. Other additions for CPT in 2013 reflect physician practice changes, and technology improvements in cardiology, neurologic testing and psychiatry, according to the association.

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