Pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists will be affected by the many changes in Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) 2012 when they become effective January 1, 2012. This special issue of the AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter™ gives you a heads-up on many of the major changes. Code changes described in this issue include those services most often performed and reported by primary care pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. They are not inclusive of all revisions made to CPT 2012. Refer to the CPT 2012 manual for a complete listing of new codes, descriptions, and revisions.

Changes described in this newsletter are presented using the format followed by CPT Editorial Panel meeting minutes. Sections without any revisions will include only the first few italicized words of the section followed by an ellipsis (eg, The inclusion of time…). All changes or revisions to existing codes or instructions are underlined, and text that...

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