The 2023 CPT errata and technical corrections released by the American Medical Association (AMA) go into effect Jan. 1, 2023. Make sure to mark these upcoming changes in your CPT code book to stay on top of correct coding procedures in the new calendar year.
In the Surgery/Urinary System section under the Bladder, Transurethral Surgery, Urethra and Bladder heading, reinstate code 0499T and the related parenthetical note following code 52281:
52281 Cystourethroscopy, with calibration and/or dilation of urethral stricture or stenosis, with or without meatotomy, with or without injection procedure for cystography, male or female
Note: (To report cystourethroscopy with urethral therapeutic drug delivery, use 0499T)
In the Cardiovascular section under the Noninvasive Physiologic Studies and Procedures heading, correct the printed duplication error in your code book that follows code 93701 by replacing 93745 with code 93702:
93745 93702 Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS), extracellular fluid analysis for lymphedema assessment(s)
Category III Codes
Reinstate code 0499T and extend its sunset date to January 2028. Also reinstate code 0499T in the parenthetical note following code 0619T.
0499T Cystourethroscopy, with mechanical dilation and urethral therapeutic drug delivery for urethral stricture or stenosis, including fluoroscopy, when performed
Sunset January 20238
(Do not report 0499T in conjunction with 52281, 52283)
(0499T has been deleted)
(For cystourethroscopy with urethral therapeutic drug delivery, use 53899)
0619T Cystourethroscopy with transurethral anterior prostate commissurotomy and drug delivery, including transrectal ultrasound and fluoroscopy, when performed
(Do not report 0619T in conjunction with 52000, 52441, 52442, 52450, 52500, 52601, 52630, 52640, 52647, 52648, 52649, 53850, 53852, 53854, 76872, 0499T)
Add codes 96121, 96156, 96158, 96159, 96164, 96165, 96167, 96168, 96170, and 96171 to the CPT® codes that may be used for synchronous telemedicine services.
Remove the number “7” in the NDC 10/NDC 11 Labeler Product ID (Vial) column for code 91311.
NDC 10/NDC 11 Labeler Product ID (Vial):
Add codes 96121, 96156, 96158, 96159, 96164, 96165, 96167, 96168, 96170, and 96171 to the CPT® codes that may be used for synchronous real-time interactive audio-only telemedicine services.
Revise the index by removing the letter “O” from the term “Canaloplasty” to reflect the proper term “Canalplasty.”
Descriptor Data Files
Revise the short and medium descriptor data files by removing the “<” symbol and adding a “>” symbol for codes 81455 and 81456:
81455 TGSAP SO/HL 51/<> DNA/DNA&RNA
81456 TGSAP SO/HL 51/<> RNA ALYS
81455 TGSAP SO/HEMATOLYMPHOID NEO/DO 51/<>DNA/DNA&RNA
81456 TGSAP SO/HEMATOLYMPHOID NEO/DO 51/<>RNA ANALYSIS
For more information, visit: https://www.aapc.com/blog/86616-ama-releases-2023-cpt-errata-and-technical-corrections/