Thursday, July 13, 2017

AMA Publishes Agenda for September AMA CPT Meeting

The AMA has posted the agenda for the September CPT Editorial Panel meeting.  See the agenda at this webpage here (click on "Public Meeting Agenda PDF").

There are 63 agenda items.   It looks like six tabs 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and 33 are molecular codes, of which 3 are MAAA codes.

For physician services, this September 2017 meeting will vote on codes for the CMS and AMA CPT 2019 calendar year.
AMA CPT codes approved in September 2017 will make the timetable for early 2018 RVU studies by the RUC, to appear publicly in July 2018 CMS rulemaking.  This allows CMS to finalize new RVU prices in November 2018, in time for for January 2019 CMS fee schedules, and in sync with the new 2019 calendar year for CPT.  Lab codes from this meeting will enter the July 2018 CMS crosswalk/gapfill meeting, also for the 2019 calendar year.
The meeting will be in Chicago, at the downtown Loews hotel, September 13-16, 2017, mostly Thursday-Friday September 14-15.