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Most major cities are listed, but if the one needed is not on the list, choose "rest of" followed by the state name.
Type the five-digit code into the code field and click on "enter." If the code is not available, continue to step four.
Type in the name of the procedure to obtain the code and the description.
To reduce the number of codes to choose from, use a medical dictionary to find the term for the body part or procedure, and then type in the term.
Set aside some time to search through the various codes to find the specific one needed.
HCPCS coding is based on three distinct levels, and two of these differ from CPT codes in the items and procedures they describe, according to a 2012 article in JustCoding News: Outpatient, posted on the HCPro website. Level I HCPCS codes are numeric codes consistent with the American Medical Association's CPT coding; level II codes are alphanumeric designations used to identify procedures and non-physician products; and level III codes are specific to particular jurisdictions and programs.Full Answer >
A free search for specific Current Procedural Terminology, or CPT, codes is available through the American Medical Association's website. The entire CPT coding list is also available from the American Medical Association through a number of subscription and software products for purchase through the organization's website.Full Answer >
The CPT codes for echocardiography or an echocardiogram include 93306, 93308, 93303, 93350, 93321, 93312, 93313, 93314, 93318 and 93325. Each code corresponds to a specific procedure and differs in cost.Full Answer >
The CPT, or current procedural terminology, codes for physical therapy range from evaluation and re-evaluation CPT codes 97001 and 97002, to orthotic and prosthetic management CPT codes 97760 to 97762. Various treatments and modalities are divided into service categories and receive a CPT code, explains American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.Full Answer >