A new CPT® code set took effect January 1. There are additions and changes to the code set that are pertinent to podiatrists. For example, new language in the introduction language of the Musculoskeletal System section states, “All services that appear in the Musculoskeletal System section include the application and removal of the first cast, splint, or traction device, when performed. Supplies may be reported separately,” as well as “Codes for external fixation are reported separately only when external fixation is not listed in the code descriptor as inherent to the procedure.”
APMA will host a webinar covering all podiatry-relevant CPT® changes for 2022 on January 20. Register now!
Also, APMA Coding Resource Center (CRC) subscribers can view a full list of these changes now on the CRC home page. The CRC CPT® listings have been updated to reflect the current code set.