AMA CPT® Assistant - 2003 Issue 8 (August)

Category II and III Codes Update (August 2003)

August 2003 pages 1-5 Category II and III Codes Update CPT Category III codes are a temporary set of codes used for tracking new and emerging technologies. These codes are intended to facilitate data collection and the assessment of new services and procedures to determine whether there is widespread usage or clinical efficacy, or to indicate that the technologies are in the FDA approval process. Category III codes do not conform to the same requirements as the CPT Category I codes, which were established by the Editorial Panel. For Category I CPT codes, the panel requires that the services/procedures...

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