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The HCPCS Coding Clinic delivers the official guidance published quarterly by the American Hospital Association (AHA) Central Office on correct HCPCS level II code usage. Each issue offers consistent and accurate advice for the proper use of HCPCS and includes information on HCPCS reporting for hospitals HCPCS Level 1 (CPT®) and Level II codes, the latest code assignments from emerging technologies, and real examples.

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CPT 14000, Under Adjacent Tissue Transfer or Rearrangement Procedures on the Integumentary System

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 14000 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Adjacent Tissue Transfer or Rearrangement Procedures on the Integumentary System.

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January 18, 2019

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