Each year, the American Medical Association (AMA) releases new and revised codes that reflect what is happening in medicine and in response to feedback received from medical providers. New technology, new viruses/illnesses, and new understandings are all considered when codes are either created and/or revised.
For 2024, there will be 230 new codes, 49 deleted codes, and 70 revisions. In addition, there will be over 11,000 procedures and services listed in Spanish. COVID-19 immunization codes, which totaled over 50, have been streamlined. A code for RSV immunization has been added. Also, clarifications for E & M codes have been made.
To help providers and billers understand the upcoming changes, the AMA has published a document that explains the code and guidelines coming in 2024. You can find the document here. There are many sources of information regarding CPT 2024, with the AMA being only one.
The updates will be made in DrChrono for their respective effective dates. Newly established codes not included in the annual update will continue to be added as they are released.