March 13, 2017
Arthur C. Lee, MD, FSCAI, SCAI’s CPT Advisor, lead the successful presentation of a CPT proposal seeking the creation of new Category III codes (used for emerging technologies) for transcatheter mitral valve implantation/replacement. The proposal was cosponsored by the ACC, STS/AATS. The new codes will be released this summer as part of the AMA’s Category III Mid-Year Release, which is typically posted to the AMA web site on or before July 1st of each year. The CPT Editorial also accepted the request to retain the existing Category III codes for renal denervation, codes 0338T, 0339T for another five years. The renal denervation codes were slated for sundown in 2018, but have now been extended until December 31, 2023.