Dollars $$ Sense Since this issue of Perspectives focuses on tracheostomy and ventilator care, it seemed appropriate that the Dollars $$ Sense column address questions that speech-language pathologists may have concerning the appropriate CPT codes to use when billing for services. Just to refresh your memory, or in case you have missed ... Dollars $$ Sense
Dollars $$ Sense  |   June 01, 2008
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Dollars $$ Sense   |   June 01, 2008
Dollars $$ Sense
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, June 2008, Vol. 18, 54-55. doi:10.1044/vvd18.2.54
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, June 2008, Vol. 18, 54-55. doi:10.1044/vvd18.2.54
Since this issue of Perspectives focuses on tracheostomy and ventilator care, it seemed appropriate that the Dollars $$ Sense column address questions that speech-language pathologists may have concerning the appropriate CPT codes to use when billing for services. Just to refresh your memory, or in case you have missed the previous columns, CPT stands for Current Procedural Terminology. In 1966, the American Medical Association (AMA) established the CPT system. In 1978, the federal government created the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) to provide a standardized coding system for describing the specific items and services provided in the delivery of health care. The HCPCS (commonly pronounced hick-picks) includes two levels of codes:
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