How to use CPT® book

CPT codes are numerical representation of services and procedures provided to a patient in hospital or physician office. CPT codes are 5 digit codes that are organized in the manual into 6 sections:
• Evaluation and Management (99201 – 99499)
• Anesthesiology (00100 – 01999, 99100-99140)
• Surgery (10040 – 69990)
• Radiology (70010 – 79999)
• Pathology and Laboratory (80049 – 89399)
• Medicine (90281 – 99199)
The codes are developed by American Medical Association (AMA) and updated annually.
The CPT® book includes a set of codes, descriptions, and guidelines that describe procedures and services performed by a doctor on a patient. It’s essential to know you code book layout and code symbols that appear throughout the book. Specific guidelines for reporting procedures and services are located in the beginning of each section in the CPT® book. They provide explanations and instructions to the procedures, services and supplies and help to understand how to apply CPT codes properly to a bill.
To apply appropriate code to the procedure or condition, first locate the term in Alphabetic index. Then look it up in Tabular section. Carefully follow the guidelines to ensure an accurate code selection. Apply modifiers if necessary (see appendix A for a complete list of the CPT modifiers and their definitions).

Please see Detailed Introductions to CPT® Coding for additional information

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