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Make sure billers, coders, clinicians and compliance staff understand that the substantive portion rule does not apply to CPT split/shared coding guidelines.
Practices can expect nearly 400 code changes in their 2023 CPT manuals, including 224 new codes, 93 revised and 74 deleted codes.
 
The highly anticipated update to the E/M guidelines and facility-based codes, home visits, consults and prolonged services accounts for one new code, 49 code revisions and 25 deletions. The AMA previously announced a major portion of the E/M coding and documentation changes in July. Now that the rest of the 2023 updates are public, take note of numerous other changes scattered throughout the 2023 manual ... 
 
 
 
Practices testing or providing vaccinations for monkeypox will find it easier to bill for those services. The AMA on July 26 issued one new clinical lab test code and two vaccine codes for the virus, effective for use immediately.
 
 
The AMA set off its own fireworks during the Independence Day weekend with the early release of new E/M guidelines that will be included in the 2023 CPT manual and take effect Jan. 1, 2023.
 
CPT Appendix T contains 38 codes that can be performed through an audio-only connection, but check with your payers first.

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