Current Procedural Terminology


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Current Procedural Terminology (CPT),

(kur'ent prō-sē'dzhūr-al ter-mi-nol'ŏ-jē),
A formal classification of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures performed by physicians and other health care providers, published in annual revisions since 1996 by the American Medical Association (AMA). Each procedure is assigned a 5-digit code. The system was developed by the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) to assist in the assignment of the reimbursement amounts to providers by Medicare carriers. Many managed care and other insurance carriers base their reimbursements on the values established by HCFA.

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)

a system developed by the American Medical Association for standardizing the terminology and coding used to describe medical services and procedures. See also CPT codes.

Current Procedural Terminology

See CPT.

Cur·rent Pro·ce·du·ral Ter·min·o·lo·gy

(CPT) (kŭr'rĕnt prō-sē'jŭr-ăl tĕr-mi-nol'ŏ-jē)
A coding system for professional medical procedures and services, published by the American Medical Association (as Current Procedural Terminology) and revised annually.

Cur·rent Pro·ce·dur·al Ter·mi·nol·o·gy

(CPT) (kŭrĕnt prŏ-sēdyŭr-ăl tĕrmi-nolŏ-jē)
A formal classification of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures performed by physicians and other health care providers, published in annual revisions since 1996 by the American Medical Association (AMA). Each procedure is assigned a 5-digit code.
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Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes provide a uniform language that accurately describes medical, surgical, and diagnostic services -- providing an effective means for reliable communication among physicians, patients and third parties.
A relative value scale based on these codes, called the current procedural terminology (CPT), is published by the American Medical Association.
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