CPT Code Update 2012—Part 1

Mary LeGrand, RN, MA, CCS-P, CPC

This article provides a high-level overview of code changes for 2012. It is not meant to be an all-inclusive introduction to either the code changes or the guideline changes being introduced in 2012.

The new CPT codes are indicated in the CPT book with a de is new this year.; revised codes have a de descriptor has changed and guideline changes are found between sidelying triangles ext between these markers has been revised.ext between these markers has been revised.. A list of all additions, deletions, and revisions is found in the CPT codebook Appendix B.

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