News and Updates

2010 CPT4 Code Changes for AMA

12/31/2009

MEMO

TO: Regional Medical Laboratory Clients
FROM: Carol Ghere, MT (ASCP) SI, Compliance Chairman
DATE: December 31, 2009
SUBJECT: 2010 CPT4 Code Changes from American Medical Association (AMA)

2010 CPT4 Code Changes for AMA

The American Medical Association (AMA) CPT code changes for 2010 will become effective on January 1, 2010. Regional Medical Laboratory will implement the following changes in CPT4 codes to comply with changes suggested by the AMA. The table below lists the code changes that might affect you.

If you have any other questions or need additional information please contact Carol Ghere, MT (ASCP) SI, Compliance Committee Chairman at 918-403-0201 or cghere@sjmc.org.

Procedure Code Order Mnemonic Description Deleted Code New 2010 Code
5500700 FTA Fluorescent Treponema pallidum Antibody 86781 86780
3806350 CSF FTA Fluorescent Treponema pallidum Antibody - CSF 86781 86780
5501065 TPPA Treponema pallidum Antibody; Particle Agglutination 86781 86780
5501275 IMMUKNOW Immunknow Cell Function Assay 86353 86352