How to Bill for BCA Body Composition Analysis for Obesity Services | CPT Code for Body Composition Analysis


“The American Medical Association’s (AMA) recent revision of Current Procedural Technology (CPT) Category III Code 0358T, the code that insurance companies use to recognize Whole Body Composition Analysis tests whose results are generated through a scale called the bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA).

Previously, code 0358T had only covered body composition tests that were conducted while a subject tested in the supine position. 

A testing period for the revised code will now follow the CPT editorial board’s decision.  The code is scheduled for early release onJuly 1st, 2015, and patients and practitioners can begin contacting their insurance companies for billing options from this date.  Implementation will follow on January 1st, 2016.”

So here’s what we need to know, the BCA or the Body Composition code that we can utilize is from the revised Category III code 0358T which will take effect January 1st, 2016 but the providers has to start calling their insurance payors since this code is a CAT III (Contains Temporary Set of Codes) and may not be reimbursable.




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