CPT 2019 Summary of Changes

CPT 2019 Summary of Changes

CPT changes go into effect on 1/1/2019.  Please refer to the spreadsheet link here which contains the new/deleted/revised codes.

There are 164 new CPT codes added which are high-lighted in green on the spreadsheet, 72 deleted codes which are high-lighted in pink and 49 revised code high-lighted in yellow with a description of the change from 2018 to 2019. There are no changes in the anesthesia and auditory system under surgery. The chapters that saw the highest amount of changes are Category II codes, under surgery – Integumentary, Pathology and the Medicine section.

High level overview of changes:

Add-on codes:  24 new add-on codes which can be found throughout the following chapters

  • Surgery Integumentary
  • Surgery Musculoskeletal
  • Surgery Cardiovascular
  • Radiology
  • Medicine
  • Category II Code set

Radiology:  10 new codes were added as well as 6 deleted codes and 4 codes with revisions

New:

  • 76391: Magnetic resonance (e.g. vibration) elastography
  • 76978, 76979, 76981, 76982 and 76983 – new ultrasound codes (please note that 76979 and 76983 are new add-on codes)
  • 77046, 77047, 77048 and 77049 are all added codes for MRI of the breast

Medicine:

New:

  • 29 ranging from 1 new flu vaccine code to Electroretinography services, Developmental testing, Psychological and Neuropsychological testing evaluation services

There are more changes outlined in the spreadsheet, please review all that pertain to your practice.