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CPT 43198, Under Esophagoscopy

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 43198 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Esophagoscopy.

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December 11, 2014

December 9, the American Medical Association (AMA) released the 2015 Errata and Technical Corrections, some of which may affect how you report certain CPT® codes on claims. The most recent entries... [ Read More ]

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