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AMA Approves OCT Codes

Sep 2017
MAIDSTONE, England — Medical device manufacturer Michelson Diagnostics Inc. has announced that the American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel recently approved two new Category III CPT codes for optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging of skin.

Code 0470T is for OCT microstructural and morphological imaging of skin, image acquisition, interpretation and report for a first lesion. Code 0471T is the same for each additional lesion. The new Category III codes, which are for emerging technologies, services and procedures, are now effective. Michelson Diagnostics pursued approval of this code at the AMA CPT Panel meeting in October, receiving support from the American Academy of Dermatology.

“Obtaining the Category III CPT code for OCT of the skin is an important step toward our goal of obtaining reimbursement and coverage, and we welcome the new codes that can be used by clinicians to record their clinical use of VivoSight OCT in their practice,” said Jon Holmes, CEO of Michelson Diagnostics.

Michelson Diagnostics develops and manufactures multi-beam OCT-based products.

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