Changes to CPT codes are effective on January 1 and there are considerable differences in the new code set.

CPT for 2011 includes 212 new codes, 106 changed codes and 110 deleted codes, according to the American Medical Association's "Find a Code" Web site.

In radiology alone, there are at least 48 changes that will most commonly affect imaging practices, according to Advocate Radiology Billing & Reimbursement Specialists of Powell, Ohio.

To view all CPT changes for 2011, click here. For the radiology changes, send email to annette.parsell@radadvocate.com.

--Joseph Goedert

 

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