Current Procedural Terminology
Current Procedural Terminology is a listing of descriptive terms and identifying codes for reporting medical services and procedures.
The purpose of procedure code is to provide a uniform language that accurately describes medical, surgical and diagnostic services – serving as an effective means for reliable nationwide communication among physicians, patients and third parties.
Procedure code – Systematic method for coding procedures & services performed by physicians or other healthcare providers.
ICD-9-CM Codes – International Classification of Diseases
ICD-9-CM is an acronym for International Classification of Diseases 9th Revision Clinical Modification.
ICD-9-CM is a statistical classification system, which arranges diseases and injuries into groups according to established criteria.