ForwardHealth Delayed 2024 Implementation of CPT, HCPCS Code

In December 2023, ForwardHealth announced that implementation of the CPT and HCPCS codes for the 2024 Code Set has been delayed.

ForwardHealth recently announced that implementing the 2024 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) procedure codes has been postponed. As a result, ForwardHealth will temporarily halt the processing of claims submitted with 2024 procedure codes from January 1, 2024. Once the system updates are complete, the suspended claims will be reviewed and processed accordingly. ForwardHealth will provide further updates on the 2024 procedure code changes and the resolution of suspended claims, and we will ensure to keep you informed of any developments as they become available.

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