Physician's Current Procedural Terminology

Physician's Current Procedural Terminology,

n. pr a comprehensive system of classification developed and maintained by the American Medical Association; lists descriptive terms and identifies codes for reporting medical procedures and services. It provides a standardized language for the accurate description of diagnostic, medical, and surgical services. It is an effective method for pro-moting dependable communication among healthcare practitioners and third parties across the nation. Terminology contained within is the most established form of medical classification that is used to report medical services and procedures under private and public programs of health insurance. It is employed within an administrative management process and includes claims processing and developing standards for review of medical care. Also called
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One of these systems, Physician's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), is developed and maintained by the AMA.

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