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For a better understanding of the latest revisions to the CPT® code set, rely on the best-selling CPT® Changes 2017: An Insider’s View. Find the meaning behind all of the changes included in the AMA’s CPT® Professional Edition codebook. Invest in this annual publication and get the insider’s perspective into the CPT code set directly from the source—the American Medical Association. In 2017, many CPT code changes will take effect. This edition of CPT Changes will explain changes throughout the entire code set, including the following areas with some of the most noteworthy changes: Bone Biopsy; Physical Medicine; Laryngeal; Mammography; Hemodialysis Access; Vaccines; Drug Testing; Moderate Sedation and a new modifier and appendix for synchronous telemedicine services. The new 2017 edition features a highly praised new format that includes: Larger page size and spiral binding; Color-coded headings and tabs for easy navigation; Four-color pages to parallel CPT Professional; Two-column page layout for easier reading; Enhanced rationales to communicate the reasons for--and the implications of--the changes; Useful tables at the beginning of each section summarizing the code changes within that section; Subject-code index for quick search and access to codes and procedures. AMA is the authority to turn to when seeking an official interpretation and explanation for a CPT code or guideline change. Know the changes inside and out. Avoid and reduce claim denials.
- Companion for the latest edition of the CPT codebook—serves as a good cross-reference for the codebook by providing users with extended and practical explanations and applications for each change in the codebook.
- Consolidates and condenses all of the changes from the latest codebook.
- Provides reasons why and how a code may have been revised, deleted and added, and the implication of the changes to a user.
- Provides descriptions of the services and/or procedures of typical clinical examples to showcase or highlight these changes in order to illustrate how to use and report the new and/or revised codes.