AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 5 (May)

Starred (*) Procedures or Items (May 2001)

May 2001 pages 6-7 Back to Basics Starred (*) Procedures or Items Although we have addressed issues regarding use of starred procedure codes, confusion still seems to exist about the use of these codes. We receive questions such as: "What does the star mean?" and "What should be reported when a starred (*) surgical procedure is provided?" To help answer these and other questions, we now present this article to 1) define what a starred (*) procedure or item is, 2) identify what is included as part of starred services, and 3) identify the appropriate method to...

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