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Applying accurate, complete, and proper medical coding is important to support all services billed in the practice. ACR has developed guidelines and FAQs to help support your selection of appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes.
Medical coding entails the assigning and cataloging of numeric codes to relevant medical data. The diagnosis and procedural codes serve as a universal medical language along with relevant medical information about a patient for reimbursement. To properly code for a patient encounter, it is important to understand the guidelines for the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD) systems. See guidelines for each section of coding for a patient encounter.
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