2020 Pathology & Laboratory CPT Updates

December 5, 2019

Each year the CPT code manual is revised to delete codes and/or guidelines, and to add or revise codes to reflect current technologies, techniques, and services. As a service to our clients, APS Medical Billing has summarized those changes to facilitate accurate reporting of the affected services as of January 1, 2020. The American Medical Association has released that there will be 394 code changes in the new CPT edition to capture and describe the latest scientific and technological advances in medical, surgical and diagnostic services. A big change for Pathology will be to the Molecular Pathology codes.
The below PDF document outlines the changes made.  All new codes are highlighted in red and revised/deleted codes are noted.