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

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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This 2009 edition offers a more detailed discussion of Medicare's payment policies, provides updated information on payment rules that took effect in 2009, and offers more details for each Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code on payment policies and policy actions the AMA has taken since enactment of payment system revisions.
Also, the highest volume procedure on the bidding list--the collection of blood specimen by venipuncture--is not even a lab test, but is listed in the surgical section of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) book.
The CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) code book has to be used when filing medical claims for professional services.
* Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) from the American Medical Association;
Many private insurance providers recognize the benefits of telerehabilitation and are currently reimbursing under traditional Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes.
The rule also mandates use of various medical code sets, including the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Clinical Revision (ICD-9CM) and Physician Current Procedural Terminology (CPT-4).
Include verifying that the CDM's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT-4), HCPCS and revenue codes are current, correct, and reflect all procedures, services, supplies and equipment.
* Updated Current Procedural Terminology and International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9 codes.
The system's host program is based on prevailing medical information, including the medical procedures listed in the Current Procedural Terminology (fourth edition) (CPT-4), published annually by the American Medical Association; the diagnoses based on the International Classification of Diseases (ninth revision) (ICD-9); established physical therapy guidelines; and specific information regarding surgical follow-up days.
Current procedural terminology (CPT) coding analysis and staff education.
(2) An assay testing the biomarkers recommended in the guidelines would most appropriately be billed by using current procedural terminology (CPT) code 81445.
The TABLE (page 16) shows typical Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes that might be authorized by the payer for this type of management.

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