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CPT 99487, Under Complex Chronic Care Coordination Evaluation and Management Services

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 99487 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Complex Chronic Care Coordination Evaluation and Management Services.

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