Checkpoint Describing CPT Coding Categories

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Checkpoint: Describing CPT Coding Categories Adrienne Martin HCR/220 Ms. Tucker
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The three types of CPT codes are Category One, Category Two, and Category Three. Category One codes are used for procedures and practices that are used often and have met certain guidelines such as being approved by The Food and Drug Administration, commonly performed by doctors nationwide, and procedures that have been documented and proven to be effective. Category One codes are broken down into six sections; Evaluation and Management, Anesthesiology, Surgery, Radiology, Pathology and Laboratory, and Medicine. A buzzword for Category One codes could be “descriptive” because these codes are used to describe what has been done to treat a patient. An example of what a Category One code could be used for is Blood Typing or the excision of a cyst. Category Two codes are used to measure performance. These codes are used for the collection of information about the quality of care that is delivered to ensure quality patient care.
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2011 for the course HCR 220 taught by Professor Cvibanez during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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