UPDATE. AMA HAS SET THE COMMENT DEADLINE AS AUGUST 16 (REQUEST PERMISSION TO COMMENT) and AUGUST 23 (SUBMIT THE COMMENT).
Original August 2 blog below.
AMA has 3 codes for tumor genes panels, 81445 (5-50 genes), 81450 (5-50 genes, if hematopoietic cancer), and 81455 (51 genes or more.) The MolDx program, which processes the lion's share of CPT molecular pathology codes, does not recognize 81455 and uses 81479 (other test) instead.
After many months of rumors, AMA CPT has announced it is planning revisions to the tumor panel 81445-81450-81455. See the agenda here.
Process for 81455 Revisions Has Been Atypical
Normally, AMA releases lab CPT code proposals in mid July, with an early comment period such as July 23-29. Then, AMA releases all the other codes in late July, with a different comment period, until mid-September.
Normally, AMA would want lab-code comments by July 29, but that hardly seems fair for 81455 revisions, since they weren't posted until July 30. See the Agenda (previous link) for instructions on page 1 for how to request a code packet and how to comment on it. Members of the CPT panel will be able to review your comments in a private cloud library.