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CPT 99450, Under Basic Life and/or Disability Evaluation Services

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 99450 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Basic Life and/or Disability Evaluation Services.

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December 10, 2010
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