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AAPS Comments Opposing CPT Codes for End-of-Life Discussions

Objections by AAPS to Proposed CPT codes 99497 and 99498 Re: CMS–1631–P The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), a non-profit national organization of physicians founded in 1943, defends the patient-physician relationship and the […]

CPT Coding: Practice of Medicine or Insurance Function?

By: Lawrence R. Huntoon, M.D., Ph.D. Current procedural terminology (CPT) codes were developed by the American Medical Association (AMA) and were first published in 1966. According to the AMA website, CPT codes “…helped communicate accurate […]

Archived CPT Code Articles

AMA HCFA Agreement – CPT Monopoly – 1983 Chicago Tribune exposes AMA – “Medical billing code monopoly” – 12/29/09 Who does the AMA really represent? – by Linda Gorman Supreme Court hears case that could […]