Current Procedural Terminology: Where and How Do We Get CPT Codes? This tutorial provides the background and rationale for the establishment of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Manual as well as instructions for its beneficial use. Current Procedure Terminology selection procedure is contingent upon finding the code descriptor that describes precisely what is performed. Guidelines and procedures for CPT code development ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2008
Current Procedural Terminology: Where and How Do We Get CPT Codes?
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Robert C. Fifer
    Mailman Center for Child Development,University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL
  • Dee Adams Nikjeh
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
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Article   |   March 01, 2008
Current Procedural Terminology: Where and How Do We Get CPT Codes?
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2008, Vol. 18, 21-26. doi:10.1044/vvd18.1.21
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2008, Vol. 18, 21-26. doi:10.1044/vvd18.1.21
Abstract

This tutorial provides the background and rationale for the establishment of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Manual as well as instructions for its beneficial use. Current Procedure Terminology selection procedure is contingent upon finding the code descriptor that describes precisely what is performed. Guidelines and procedures for CPT code development and the process for valuation of new CPT codes are discussed. Also included in this tutorial is a brief discussion of the documentation requirements to justify and support the particular codes that were selected.

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