Friday, July 23, 2021

AMA Posts Home Page for Fall CPT Meeting; Release Lab Codes for Comment (JULY 23)

AMA holds CPT meetings in February, May, and October, and for each meeting it creates a new home page which holds agendas and other key documents, as well as a registration link. 

  • Virtual registration is open to 9/24.  
  • In person registration requires proof of vaccination and closes 9/13.  
  • This fall, on site registration will not be possible.*

The webpage for the September 30-October meeting has been created.  It will be a virtual & in-person meeting (hybrid).  For 18 months, all meetings have been virtual-only.

AMA releases lab codes earlier than other codes, to get a head start on public comments prior to the internal workgroup meetings for lab codes.   The Lab public agenda has been released:

A cloud archive copy of the July 16 agenda with 8 lab codes, is here.

There are 8 code agenda items.  You must request a code change review packet by July 23 (sorry, today), and submit it by July 30.

The 8 lab code topics are cutaneous melanoma; macular degeneration; Coenzyme Q test; gadolinium test; GSP code for bone marrow failure (814XX, separate from 81450, hematopoietic cancer), codes related to in vivo embryo culture; GSP code for drug metabolism (possibly a large panel of PGx codes?), and code for TPMT enzyme activity.


AMA also released the July crop of PLA code applications for comment a week or two ago, here.


* I believe at past in person meetings, registration "closed" several days ahead of the meeting, but on site registration was also possible.