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, designed more than 30 years ago by the American Medical Association to provide a uniform language to identify procedures and medical services performed by physicians, have more than fulfilled their original purpose.
The workgroup recognized that it will take some time for the agency, the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel, and the RUC to create new codes for care coordination and team management.
Although, as the authors of this Update discuss, there are several surgical approaches to stress urinary incontinence (tension-free vaginal tape, suprapubic urethral support sling, transobturator tape, pubovaginal sling placed at the bladder neck), coding for the procedure is limited to a single Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code when surgery is performed via a vaginal approach.
Also included is a payment chart for each Current Procedural Terminology (CPTr) code, updated Medicare payment policies, and information on the use of RBRVS by Medicaid and for the private sector.
Thompson reminded council members that "for 2005, the book isn't closed" on drug reimbursement because the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology panel, which sets reimbursement values for various procedures, has not yet addressed outpatient drug administration codes.
On new CPT codes and personnel shortages: We always have to deal with implementation of new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes.
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes are standardized codes developed and maintained by the CPT Board of the American Medical Association for reporting medical services.
The "referral" terminology, however, is not in the instructions for the evaluation and management codes in the 1993 Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology (CPT).
Tissue Regeneration Technologies, LLC (TRT), a regenerative medicine company owning proprietary SoftWave[TM] unfocused shockwave therapy technology for use in cost-effective noninvasive wound management, announces that the American Medical Association (AMA) has released two Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Category III codes for Extracorporeal Shock Wave Technology (ESWT) in wound healing: 0299T and 0300T.
This edition reflects a more detailed discussion of Medicare's payment policies and has new relative values for the 2012 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes, updated information on new payment rules that took effect in 2012, more details for each CPT code on applicable payment policies and policy actions the AMA has taken since enactment of payment system revisions, updated payment calculators and information on the appropriate use of modifiers, and information on the use of the RBRVS by Medicaid programs and the private sector.
This approval was awarded by the American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Panel.
The experts also urged the American Medical Association to create new current procedural terminology (CPT) codes that would create a payment pathway for offering, enrolling, managing, and following a patient through a clinical trial.

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