AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 10 (October)

Reporting Guidelines for Time-Based Codes (October 2011)

October 2011 pages 3-4 Reporting Guidelines for Time-Based Codes The CPT code set contains many codes that include an increment of time in the code descriptor. The CPT department and other parties are frequently asked to clarify the intent of descriptions of time in the CPT code set, particularly when only a fraction of the time described in the code has been provided. To assist users in determining how a code should be assigned for these circumstances and to provide overall general instructions for time reporting in CPT, a new subheading and new guidelines were added to the Introduction...

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