CPT Changes 2003: An Insider's View
A must-have resource for CPT Professional users! This annual title, serves as a reference tool to understanding each of the CPT code changes found in CPT RM 2003. Every new, revised or deleted code change is listed along with a detailed rationale for the change. Guideline changes are also explained.
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