CPT4 code or a Current Procedural Terminology Code Medical Billing is a
numeric code that describes the service performed by the physician.
A complete listing of CPT codes comes in a CPT4 book. Each procedure
is described and assigned a specific number.
It is very important
to use current CPT codes as codes change every year and
when they are outdated, the insurance companies will no longer accept them
and your claims will be denied for the outdated codes.
These codes are updated annually and it is important to be aware
of the changes each year. Sometimes the changes are minimal, but
sometimes there are a lot of changes and it impacts a provider
CPT Coding is pretty
complicated and coding classes are available where you can obtain
a certification in medical insurance coding. It is important that correct CPT codes
are chosen for the appropriate services. Payment and or denial can
be based upon the codes you use.
can avoid some denials for bundling if you file the claims correctly.
Here's some information on bundling of medical cpt codes by the
CPT 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
There are a wide variety of coding books available. These books can
be purchased from Amazon.com below:
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