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Created by the AMA and is updated annually in November and effective on Jan 1st. Is used to report services and proceduresby physicians.
CATEGORY I CODES
represent services and procedures widely used by many health care professionals in clinical practice, approved by the FDA
CATEGORY II CODES
are supplemental codes used for performance measurements. Data collection about the quality of care.
CATEGORY III CODES
are temporary codes for emerging technology, services and procedures.
Evaluation and management, Anesthesia, Surgery, Radiology, Pathology and Laboratory, Medicine, Category I, II.
STAND ALONE CODES
contain the full description of the procedure for the code.
these codes are codes listed under associated stand alone codes. To complete the description for indented code,refer to the portion of the stand alone code before athe semi-colon.
used for procedures tht is always performed during the same operataive session an another surgery in addition to the primary service and is never performed seperately. Add on codes are never reported alone.
provide the means by which the reporting physician can indicate that a service or procedure had been altered by some specific circumstance but not changed in its definition or code.
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