This month, the American Medical Association (AMA) published the 2013 edition of the CPT codebook. The AASM is excited to announce that CPT 2013 includes two new codes for pediatric polysomnography. The codes are copyright of the AMA and appear in CPT 2013 as follows:
95782 – Polysomnography; younger than 6 years, sleep staging with 4 or more additional parameters of sleep, attended by a technologist
95783 – Polysomnography; younger than 6 years, sleep staging with 4 or more additional parameters of sleep, with initiation of continuous positive airway pressure therapy or bi-level ventilation, attended by a technologist
Values for the new pediatric polysomnography codes have not yet been assigned but will be listed in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule published in Nov 2012. The codes will then take effect Jan 1, 2013. The AASM will continue to keep members updated regarding implementation of the new codes.