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Unformatted text preview: optional and are not paid by insurance carriers. Category II codes contain an alphabetic character for the fifth digit. An example of Category II: 0002F Tobacco use, smoking, assessed Category III codes are temporary codes used for emerging technology, services, and procedures. These codes also use alphabetic codes for the fifth digit. Example of Category III: 0058T Cryopreservation, reproductive tissue, ovarian To better explain this to the employees Category I (common) are used for everything we code, Category II (optional) is only used to track our performance measures and do not have to be used, Category III (temporary) is used for emerging technology, services, and procedures....
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