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CPT: The back of the book and beyond

APCs Insider, January 30, 2009

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For many coders, the Category II and Category III sections of the 2009 CPT Manual have no higher purpose than to keep the numerical section separate from the alphabetical index. The word choices in the Category I codes may seem like no big deal. However, there is much more to all of them, especially in 2009.
 
That was part of the message from Shannon McCall, RHIA, CCS, CPC-I, CCS-P, and Jennifer Avery, CCS, CPC-I, CPC-H, during the December 2, 2008, HCPro, Inc., audioconference, “CPT 2009: Overview of Major Changes and Coding Challenges.”
 
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