AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 10 (October)

New Resequencing Initiative Replaces Renumbering of Codes in CPT® 2010 (October 2009)

October 2009 pages 7-8 New Resequencing Initiative Replaces Renumbering of Codes in CPT® 2010 In an effort to meet the growing demands of health information technology (HIT), the American Medical Association (AMA) has introduced an initiative that affects the numeric sequence of CPT codes. The initiative— known as resequencing—is part of a larger effort to support standard terminology principles in the CPT coding development and maintenance process. Resequencing uses the content within the code descriptor to determine placement and offers flexibility for code assignment beyond the capability of the traditional numbering convention. With the use of the resequencing...

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