Code A CPT
code is used by the medical profession to designate the
procedure or service rendered by the physician to a patient.
The procedural codes are listed in a book from the American Medical
Association which is revised yearly.
CPT stands for
Current Procedural Terminology which is a
description of the procedure codes. In the CPT Book they are
each listed with an explanation of the code.
Procedural Codes are a necessary part of medical
insurance billing. You need up to date billing code
books as you will find that you are frequently looking up
codes. When codes are outdated, the insurance companies
will no longer accept them and your claims will be denied for the
CPT4 Code Books also contain a list of modifiers. Modifiers
indicate that a service was altered in some way from the stated CPT
descriptor without changing the definition. The American Medical
Association (AMA) CPT modifiers are two-digit numeric codes listed after a
CPT4 code books, also available are ICD9, HCPCS, and RBRVS
code books and coding.
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