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CPT 99471, Under Inpatient Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care Services

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 99471 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Inpatient Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care Services.

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