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Fee schedules, relative value units, conversion factors and/or related components
are not assigned by the AMA, are not part of CPT, and the AMA is not recommending their use. The AMA does not directly or indirectly practice medicine or dispense
medical services. The AMA assumes no liability for data contained or not contained herein. CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), is a uniform coding system consisting of descriptive terms and identifying codes that are used to identify medical services and procedures provided by healthcare providers such as physicians and other health care professionals.
The healthcare providers use the CPT to identify services and procedures for which they bill public or private health insurance programs. RVU (Relative Value Unit) is used in the computation of the amount payable by Medicare to a healthcare provider for services performed for a Medicare beneficiary.
Healthcare providers can use RVU to perform an analysis of reimbursement amounts for different services performed, and for setting their fees.
Note that the HCPCS Level II Codes are used primarily to identify products, supplies, and services not included in the CPT codes.