CPT PATHOLOGY/LAB CODES 2005: Additions, Revisions & Deletions.
The CPT coding update effective January 1, 2005, adds 19 new codes to the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Section (80000 series), including 11 payable under the Medicare Part B lab fee schedule and eight payable under the physician fee schedule. Revisions to existing codes affect six codes in chemistry, hematology/coagulation, immunology, and microbiology, and two in surgical pathology.
The coding changes must be implemented January 1, 2005. Medicare will no longer grant a 90-day grace period to make the changes. (Refer to NIR 26, 2/Oct 25, 2004, p7)
NCD National Coverage Determination
Effective 10/01/04 there are several ICD-9 coding changes. Refer to CMS Medicare National Coverage Determination (NCD) Coding Policy Manual and Change Report October 2004 Revision I. For further information contact your MuirLab Sales Representative.