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CPT® Assistant is the official word from the AMA on proper CPT® code usage. AAPC Coder's Code Connect add-on allows you to search all CPT® Assistant articles from 1990 to present by CPT® code to narrow the options to only related articles for quick coding guidance.

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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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