Institutional Billing Resources

Published 11/13/2019

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)
The CPT codes are used to report services to Medicare and other insurers and may also be referred to as Level I HCPCS. When billing CPT codes ensure that the code being used is valid for the date of service being billed. CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association (AMA). To purchase a CPT book, visit the AMA website

Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)
Level II of the HCPCS is a standardized coding system used primarily to identify products, supplies and services not included in the CPT codes, such as ambulance services and durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, drugs and supplies (DMEPOS). To purchase a HCPCS book, visit the AMA website.

Additional references for Coding, Coverage and Payment

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