AMA CPT® Assistant - 2007 Issue 5 (May)

The Evolution of the CPT Data Model - CPT Developer's Tool Kit (May 2007)

May 2007 pages 5-8 Coding Communication:The Evolution of the CPT Data Model - CPT Developer's Tool Kit Health information technology (HIT) has been in the national spotlight since the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996. HIPAA-mandated efforts initially involved the establishment of standards for electronic transactions as well as standards for the security and privacy of health data. The CPT code set was identified as an important standard for HIPAA transactions. As a result, it was designated as the national code set for physician and other health care professional services. As you read this...

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