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CPT Standard Edition 2018



CPT® 2018 Standard Edition

Correct reporting and billing of medical procedures and services begins with CPT® 2018 Standard
Edition. The AMA publishes the only CPT® codebook with the official CPT coding guidelines
developed by the CPT Editorial Panel.
The updates that appear in this revision have been prepared by the CPT Editorial Panel with the
assistance of physicians representing all specialties of medicine, and with important contributions
from many third-party payers and government organizations.

New for 2018!
• New modifiers added to Appendix A
• Editorial revisions of the code ranges located in the parenthetical notes for reseqenced codes to provide more succinct ranges
• The addition of proprietary laboratory analyses (PLA) codes at the end of the Pathology/Laboratory section



• A comprehensive index — helps locate codes related to a specific procedure, service,
anatomic site, condition, synonym, eponym or abbreviation
• Illustrated Anatomical Review — a quick reference review of vocabulary and anatomy
• Clinical Examples — provide a useful tool and guidance for reporting services provided
to patients
• Alphabetical tabular listing of most analytes in the Pathology and Laboratory section
— eases your code search by directing you to applicable molecular pathology codes
based on a specific analyte
• Increased granularity in Molecular Pathology — improves your ability to assign the
proper code for a laboratory procedure
• Summary of additions, deletions and revisions — provides an overview of 2018 changes
• Multiple appendices — offer quick reference to additional information and resources that
cover such topics as modifiers, add-on codes and vascular families