New digital health CPT codes launching in 2023

As medicine continues its digital shift, new billing codes are being added next year for specialties like remote therapeutic monitoring and digital ophthalmology.

"The [Current Procedural Terminology] code set does move at the pace of medicine, and it continues to evolve and keep pace with all of the changes,” said Leslie Prellwitz, the American Medical Association's director of CPT content management and development, in a Dec. 5 AMA article.

New digital health codes for 2023 include:

Remote therapeutic monitoring (time per month):

  • 98980: for the first 20 minutes of treatment management services.
  • 98981: for each additional 20-minute period of treatment management services.

Digital ophthalmology:

  • 0704T–0706T: for remote treatment of amblyopia using an eye-tracking device and to cover device supply, technical support, interpretation and report.

Examination by pathologists remotely or in conjunction with the use of artificial intelligence algorithms:

  • 0751T–0763T: for digitization of glass microscope slides, enabling remote examination by the pathologist and/or in conjunction with the use of AI algorithms.

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