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CPT 99442, Under Non-Face-to-Face Telephone Services

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 99442 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Non-Face-to-Face Telephone Services.

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April 01, 2020
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March 18, 2020
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November 01, 2015
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May 02, 2008
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