CPT codes are procedure codes, usually used in an outpatient setting. AMA is responsible for them.
ICD-9 codes have diagnosis and procedures and are the standard for coding them. American Hospital Association is one publisher.
neither are revenue codes.
perhaps you are refering to DRGs, or diagnosis related groups and how that is paid by HCFA?
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In response to this thread:
If you are actually talking about the Current Physician's Terminology (CPT4)
codes, they are proprietary, They "belong" to the American Medical Association.
HCFA is not allowed to "publish" them in the same format as the AMA sells in
its book. You can probably buy it at amazon.com.
There is no reason why we cannot exchange SAS formats that use these codes,
though, as far as I know. I have done so in the past, but no longer this version
of them at work. Maybe someone else still has a copy.
Dianne Louse Rhodes
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 09:03:24 -0600
From: Rob Rohrbough <rob@ROHRBOUGH-SYSTEMS.COM>
Subject: Re: Hospital revenue codes
Yes, we are, and I thought they were not proprietary. I am not sure why =
HCFA does not post the revenue code descriptions at their site. Perhaps =
they do not originate them. As you have surmised, I know little about =