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CPT® Overview: Categories I, II, and III

Learning Objectives
1. Recognize the main categories of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)
2. Define the purpose of each main category
3. Demonstrate how to use CPT codes
0.5 Credit

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) is a listing of descriptive terms and identifying codes for reporting medical, surgical and diagnostic services and procedures performed by physicians and other qualified health care professionals. It is developed and maintained by the American Medical Association (AMA).

This lesson covers the basic structure, components, format, and usage of the CPT Categories I, II, and III code sets. The purpose of this overview is to provide the user with a high-level overview of CPT and to prepare a foundation for future learning.

Access to a CPT Professional book is not required for this course.

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The CPT® code set is more than a terminology. It is a system for reimbursement, an enabler of research, a tool for reducing administrative burden and it is a method of accelerating medical innovation. Learn more

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