AMA CPT® Assistant - 2007 Issue 8 (August)

Category III (August 2007)

August 2007 page 15-end Coding Communication:Category III Question When a Category III code is not converted to a Category I code, and subsequently deleted in the CPT codebook, what is the appropriate coding mechanism to capture the service/procedure performed? AMA Comment According to the CPT process, Category III codes are archived five years from the date of publication of the CPT codebook in which that code first appears, if the code has not been accepted for placement in the Category I section of CPT or given a five-year extension as a Category III code. It is important to note...

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