CPT Codes Update 2017

There have been many questions about upcoming changes to the CPT codes for ABA services.   CPT stands for Current Procedural Terminology and CPT codes are what practitioners use to bill insurance companies.  More information can be found on ABAI’s Practice Resources Web page.

At one point it was thought that some of the new codes would be released in July 2017. However, the American Medical Association (AMA) has indicated that they are going to issue all code changes for the ABA code family at once, and the codes will go into effect on January 1, 2019. The two codes that are remaining category III, but are modified, did not come out with the July 1, 2017 release of category III codes.

The new codes will be published in the 2019 code book which will likely come out in August 2018, giving providers some time to examine the codes and prepare for their implementation in January, 2019.

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