AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 5 (May)

CPT® Category III Codes: The First Ten Years (May 2009)

May 2009 pages 3-5 CPT® Category III Codes: The First Ten Years The addition of the new Category III section was announced in the February 2001 issue of the CPT Assistant. Guidelines were presented, along with discussion of the "early release" of the ten Category III codes that were available for use January 1, 2001. Thus, the Category III codes were introduced in the CPT code set and were published for the first time in the 2002 CPT codebook. The introduction of the alphanumeric character was a departure from the Category I CPT codes. In the years since, the...

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