Every four months, AMA CPT holds an editorial panel meeting, and posts lab codes about 60 days in advance. (Other codes are posted about 45 days in advance).
At the AMA website, here's how you find the lab test code agenda:
- The main homepage for editorial panel postings is here.
- AKA "About CPT Editorial Panel."
- Scroll down this page, to find the recently-created posting for May 2021 meeting.
- In the future, you'll scroll down this same page to find the future creations for the October 2021 meeting, the February 2022 meeting, and so on.
- Find the May 2021 Editorial Panel homepage here.
- Note that there is a link for free Registration (Don't wait to the last minute, registration will close).
- Under AGENDA, find the lab codes public agenda. AMA PDF cloud link here.
You can receive a summary of a particular lab CPT application, if you are a concerned stakeholder. This is defined by AMA review, but it excludes e.g. consultants who are just curious about the code proposal. See instructions on the PDF, including how to request a proposal by email and the requirement you explain your rationale for a request. This moves fast - you must request a proposal (on which to comment) by March 15, and must submit a comment by March 22. AMA would provide you with a structured comment template.
- Hydroxychloroquine drug assay
- Pancreatic elastase test, quantitative
- Mitochondrial antibody
- Voltage gated calcium channel antibody
- Actin smooth muscle antibody
- Antineutrophil ctoplasmic antibody
- Blood culture, PCR multiplex panel, 26 or greater targets
- Note: The code reference was initially mislabeled, AMA updated as 87X00..
- Review 81228/81229 cytogenomics codes to better fit any future parent/child codes
- Genomic sequencing procedure (GSP) for bone marrow failure (814XX)
- Admin MAA A for renal allograft failure (CD154 memory cells)
- Pedigree analysis for genetic risk (96X41, a 9---- series code, not 8--- series lab code)
- Cytogenomic constitutional array by low pass NGS sequencing, 812X0
Why are Lab codes posted earlier than other codes?