Frequently asked questions about CPT coding: CPT companion
New in 1998, CPT Companion, published by the American Medical Association contains the AMA's answers To The most frequently asked questions. This new guide is ideal for training or referenceeasy to use For The beginner as well as the advanced coder. CPT Companion includes every major specialty area and is organized by sections that correspond the the CPT book.
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