Pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists will be affected in numerous ways when the many changes in Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) 2014 become effective January 1, 2014. This special issue of the AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter™ gives you a heads-up on many of the major changes, including descriptions of those services most often performed and reported by primary care pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. The following are not inclusive of all revisions made to CPT 2014; please refer to the CPT 2014 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 any deleted text is struck through. New CPT codes are identified with the bullet symbol (), and revised codes are identified with the triangle symbol (...

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