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CPT® Changes 2017: An Insider’s View



CPT® Changes 2017: An Insider’s View

For a better understanding of the latest revisions to the CPT® code set, rely on the best-selling CPT® Changes
2017: An Insider’s View. Find the meaning behind all of the changes included in the AMA’s CPT® Professional
Edition codebook. Invest in this annual publication and get the insider’s perspective into the CPT code set
directly from the source—the American Medical Association.
In 2017, many CPT code changes will take effect. This edition of CPT Changes will explain changes
throughout the entire code set, including the following areas with some of the most noteworthy changes:
Bone Biopsy; Physical Medicine; Laryngeal; Mammography; Hemodialysis Access; Vaccines; Drug Testing;
Moderate Sedation and a new modifier and appendix for synchronous telemedicine services.
The new 2017 edition features a highly praised new format that includes:
• Larger page size and spiral binding
• Color-coded headings and tabs for easy navigation
• Four-color pages to parallel CPT Professional
• Two-column page layout for easier reading
• Enhanced rationales to communicate the reasons for — and the implications of — the changes
• Useful tables at the beginning of each section summarizing the code changes within that section
• Subject-code index for quick search and access to codes and procedures
AMA is the authority to turn to when seeking an official interpretation and explanation for a CPT code or
guideline change. Know the changes inside and out. Avoid and reduce claim denials.


• Organizational structure similar to the CPT codebook—allows coders to easily conduct a
side-by-side read of CPT® Changes with the CPT® Professional Edition codebook
• Official AMA rationales—provide a detailed explanation for the code or guideline change
• Clinical examples, procedural descriptions and illustrations—help explain the practical
application for each change
• At-a-glance summary table of 2017 changes in each section—shows the extent to which the
changes affect a particular specialty