AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 4 (April)

CPT-5: The Next Generation (April 1999)

April 1999 pages 1-3 CPT-5: The Next Generation The year 1966 was very important for the healthcare environment. The first mitral valve transplant took place, the bypass heart pump was in development, and the first edition of CPT was published! The American Medical Association's (AMA) involvement in CPT coding and nomenclature goes far beyond that first publication of CPT in 1966. Several important milestones that illustrate that involvement are:     The second edition of CPT published in 1970 - 5-digit system introduced;     The third edition published in 1973 - introduced unlisted codes and modifiers;     The fourth edition published in 1977...

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