Pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists will be affected by the many changes in Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) 2013 when they become effective January 1, 2013. This special issue of the AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter™ gives you a heads-up on many of the 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 2013. Refer to the CPT 2013 manual for a complete listing of new codes, descriptions, and revisions.

Code changes described in this newsletter are presented using the format followed by CPT Editorial Panel meeting minutes. All changes or revisions to existing codes or instructions are underlined, and text that is struck through (eg, strike through) indicates deletions. New CPT codes are identified with the bullet symbol (), and revised codes are identified with...

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