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Unformatted text preview: the development of providing support for the continuity of care of a patient. Category II codes have four digits and then a letter in place of the 5th number. An example of a Category II code would be: 0004F Tobacco use cessation intervention, counseling Category III codes are temporary codes for emerging technology, services, and procedures. These codes have four numbers and a letter in place of the 5th number. A temporary code can become a permanent code if the service that it identifies becomes medically accepted and commonly used. An example of a Category III code is : 0041T: Urinalysis infectious agent detection. I think that the best way to remember these code levels is to think of how important that they are. Level I are the common codes that will be used a majority of the time. Category II are optional and help track progress. While Category III are for new and emerging medical technology and procedures....
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