Annual Procedure Code Update
On Jan. 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in conjunction with the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA), issued major changes to current procedural terminology CPT® and HCPCS procedure codes. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico implemented these additions, deletions and revisions, including the multiple changes to the behavioral health codes, effective Jan. 1, 2013. The new codes are based on the date of service, not the date the claim was submitted. Please note that the retired codes will not be accepted for payment for service dates on or after Jan. 1, 2013. For more information, visit AMA or APA .
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