Changes to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) for 2007 are effective for reporting services provided on or after January 1, 2007. It is important for each practice to review the changes made in CPT because some might be specific to its particular specialty. All new codes, code revisions, and deleted codes are listed in Appendix B of the CPT manual. Remember, CPT identifies new codes with a bullet (•) and revised codes with a triangle (▴).

The nonsurgical circumcision codes (54150, 54152) have been compressed into a single code that includes the regional dorsal penile or ring block and removes reference to patient age. Therefore, it is no longer appropriate to report CPT code64450(nerve block, other peripheral nerve or branch) when performed with a nonsurgical (ie, clamp) circumcision. This is good news for pediatricians because many payers inappropriately denied payment of the penile nerve block when reported...

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