What are the yellow dots in the
CPT? Professional 2020 Edition
? The American Medical Association (AMA) takes the copyright protection of its content very seriously and is committed to providing the most effective anti-piracy efforts for its authors and readers. To help combat print piracy, protect our intellectual properties, and ensure our customers’ right to authentic AMA-certified content, the
CPT? Professional 2020?
is equipped with state-of-the-art anti-piracy technology within its pages. Therefore, you will notice light-yellow dots in the background on most pages of this book. As a result of the implementation of this anti-piracy technology, you will notice the pages in this codebook cannot be reproduced by photocopy or scan in accordance with current copyright rules and laws.?Please note, the 2021 Edition will not have these dots in the background of the pages, they will be in a small portion of the page where there is blank space so your reading experience will not be affected.CPT? 2020 Professional Edition is the definitive AMA-authored resource to help health care professionals correctly report and bill medical procedures and services. Providers want accurate reimbursement. Payers want efficient claims processing. Since the CPT? code set is a dynamic, everchanging standard, an outdated codebook does not suffice. Correct reporting and billing of medical procedures and services begins with CPT? 2020 Professional Edition. Only the AMA, with the help of physicians and other experts in the health care community, creates and maintains the CPT code set. No other publisher can claim that. No other codebook can provide the official guidelines to code medical services and procedures properly.FEATURES AND BENEFITS The CPT? 2020 Professional Edition codebook covers hundreds of code, guideline and text changes and features:CPT? Changes, CPT? Assistant, and Clinical Examples in Radiology citations ? provides cross-referenced information in popular AMA resources that can enhance your understanding of the CPT code setA comprehensive index ? aids you in locating codes related to a specific procedure, service, anatomic site, condition, synonym, eponym or abbreviation to allow for a clearer, quicker searchAnatomical and procedural illustrations ? help improve coding accuracy and understanding of the anatomy and procedures being discussedCoding tips throughout each section ? improve your understanding of the nuances of the code setEnhanced codebook table of contents ? allows users to perform a quick search of the codebook?s entire content without being in a specific sectionSection-specific table of contents ? provides users with a tool to navigate more effectively through each section?s codesSummary of additions, deletions and revisions ? provides a quick reference to 2020 changes without having to refer to previous editionsMultiple appendices ? offer quick reference to additional information and resources that cover such topics as modifiers, clinical examples, add-on codes, vascular families, multianalyte assays and telemedicine servicesComprehensive E/M code selection tables ? aid physicians and coders in assigning the most appropriate evaluation and management codesAdhesive section tabs ? allow you to flag those sections and pages most relevant to your workMore full color procedural illustrationsNotes pages at the end of every code set section and subsection