Perspectum Announces AMA's Release of Two New CPT®

Perspectum Announces AMA's Release of Two New CPT®

By Healthcare Tech Outlook | Friday, January 08, 2021

Perspectum announced American Medical Association has issued the LiverMultiScan Quantitative Multiparametric MRR Type III CPT Codes.

FREMONT, CA: Two new Existing Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes have been released by the American Medical Association (AMA) to report LiverMultiScan for Quantitative Multiparametric MR, which might help physicians identify and treat patients with liver disease.

The most thorough liver MR test that tests liver fat, iron, fibrosis, and inflammation is LiverMultiScan. Perspectum, the pioneer in groundbreaking imaging technologies for metabolic disease patients, developed the technology. LiverMultiScan is intended to help physicians treat fatty liver disease patients, like non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Usually, such patients undergo blood tests followed by an invasive biopsy procedure. LiverMultiScan eliminates liver biopsy requirement and offers a quantitative report to the treatment team to better track therapy.

The newly conquered CPT codes were provided jointly by the American College of Radiology, the North American Radiological Society, the American Roentgen Ray Society, and the University Radiologists Association. The submission of the code is a testimony to how industry and medical societies can cooperate successfully in advancing patient access to emerging technologies.

CPT codes are provided and controlled by the AMA CPT Editorial Panel and are commonly utilized to define healthcare programs and payment practices by government payers, comprising Medicare and Medicaid, and commercial health plans. Finally, these latest codes offer access to LiverMultiScan for the care and treatment of liver disease for millions of patients.

Emir Sandhu, MD, Vice President at the Blue Venture Fund, comments, "The AMA's issuance of two CPT codes for LiverMultiScan¯is a significant milestone in the path to providing patients with more precise diagnostics and better management of liver disease. LiverMultiScan is uniquely positioned to help curb the staggering morbidity and mortality associated with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease." 

On July 1st, 2021, the new LiverMultiScan Quantitative Multiparametric MR Category III CPT codes are becoming efficient. It includes:

0648T- Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging for analysis of tissue composition (e.g., fat, iron, water content), comprising multiparametric data collection, preparation and transmission of data, interpretation, and reporting, collected over the same session without diagnostic MRI evaluation of the similar anatomy (e.g., organ, gland, tissue, target structure).

0649T- Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging for tissue composition analysis (e.g., fat, iron, water content) involves multiparametric data collection, data preparation, and transfer, interpretation, and reporting, obtained through diagnostic MRI inspection of the same anatomy (e.g., organ, gland, tissue, target structure) (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure) (List separately in addition to code for the primary function).

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