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New year brings more than 500 CPT changes

APCs Insider, January 2, 2009

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Part one of a two-part series reviews changes for E/M, anesthesia, and surgery of the integumentary and musculoskeletal systems.

CPT coders face a lengthy list of changes for 2009. According to the American Academy of Professional Coders, there are 291 additions, 375 revisions, and 95 deletions. The E/M and medicine sections have changed the most.

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