Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms

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Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set is a medical code set maintained by the American Medical Association through the CPT Editorial Panel.
If you are a physician practice or submit claims for outpatient hospital services, you will still use CPT codes to report procedures and E&M after the transition to ICD-10 codes.

Physicians will use ICD-10-CM for diagnosis coding and CPT / HCPCS for procedure coding.
Also see: CPT, CPT-4, HCPCS, ICD-10-PCS

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