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CPT code changes spread throughout surgery sections

The AMA added a total of 60 new codes throughout the surgery section of the 2012 CPT® Manual, 18 of which appear in the cardiovascular and respiratory system subsections. The AMA also revised 86 codes and deleted 48 codes in the surgery section. Shelley C. Safian, PhD, MAOM/HSM, CCS-P, CPC-H, CHA, and Christi Sarasin, CCS, CCDS, CPC-H, FCS, highlight the significant changes for 2012.

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