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CPT symbols

current procedural terminology symbols

TermDefinition
• (bullet point) new procedure
▲ (triangle) code description was revised
►◄ (horizontal triangles) revised guidelines and notes
; (semicolon) save space (uncommon)
+ (plus sign) add-on code
ø ("forbidden symbol") exempt codes from modifier 51
☉(bulls eye) moderate sedation
⚡ (flash symbol) pending approval
○ (hollow circle) reinstated/recycled CPT code
# (pound sign) re-sequenced codes
22 increased procedural services
23 unusual anesthesia
24 unrelated evaluation and management service by the same physician or other qualified health care professional during a post-operative period
25 significant, separately identifiable evaluation and management service by the same physician or qualified healthcare
26 professional component
32 mandated services
33 preventive services
47 anesthesia by surgeon
50 bilateral procedure
51 multiple procedures
52 reduced services
53 discontinued procedure
54 surgical care only
55 postoperative management only
56 preoperative management only
57 decision for surgery
58 staged or related procedure or service by the same physician or other qualified health care professional during the post-operative period
59 distinct procedural service
62 two surgeons
63 procedure performed on infants less than 4 kg
66 surgical team
76 repeat procedure or service by same physician or other qualified health care professional
77 repeat procedure by another physician or qualified health care professional
78 unplanned return to the operating/procedure room by the same physician or other qualified health care professional following initial procedure for a related procedure during the post operative period
79 unrelated procedure or service by the same physician or other qualified health care professional during the postoperative period
80 assistant surgeon
81 minimum assistant surgeon
82 assistant surgeon (when qualified resident surgeon not available)
90 reference (outside) laboratory
91 repeat clinical diagnostic laboratory test
92 alternative laboratory platform testing
99 multiple modifiers
P1 a normal healthy patient
P2 a patient with a mild systemic disease
P3 a patient with a severe systemic disease
P4 a patient with severe systemic disease that is a constant threat to life
P5 a moribund patient who is not expected to survive without the operation
P6 a declared brain-dead patient whose organs are being removed for donor purposes
27 multiple outpatient hospital E/M encounters on the same date
73 discontinued outpatient procedure prior to anesthesia administration
74 discontinued outpatient procedure AFTER anesthesia administration
LT left side
RT right side
AI principal physician of record
BL special acquisition of blood and blood products
CA procedure payable only in the inpatient setting when performed emergently on an outpatient who expires prior to admission
CR catastrophe/disaster related
E1 upper left, eyelid
E2 lower left, eyelid
E3 upper right, eyelid
E4 lower right, eyelid
FA left hand, thumb
F1 left hand, second digit
F2 left hand, third digit
F3 left hand, fourth digit
F4 left hand, fifth digit (pinky)
F5 right hand, thumb
F6 right hand, second digit
F7 right hand, third digit
F8 right hand, fourth digit
F9 right hand, fifth digit (pinky)
FB item provided without cost to provider, supplier or practitioner, or full credit received for replaced device (examples: free sample, replacement due to defect, etc.)
FC partial credit received for replaced device
GA waiver of liability statement issued as required by payer policy, individual case
GG performance and payment of a screening mammogram and diagnostic mammogram on the same patient, same day
GH diagnostic mammogram converted from screening mammogram on same day
LC left circumflex coronary artery
LD left anterior descending coronary artery
LM left main coronary artery
Q0 investigational clinical service provided in a clinical research study that is in an approved clinical research study
Q1 routine clinical service provided in a clinical research study that is in an approved clinical research study
QM ambulance service provided under arrangement by a provider of services
QN Ambulance service furnished directly by a provider of service
RC right coronary artery
RI ramus intermedius coronary artery
TA left foot, great toe
T1 left foot, second digit
T2 left foot, third digit
T3 left foot, fourth digit
T4 left foot, fifth digit (pinky toe)
T5 right foot, great toe
T6 right foot, second digit
T7 right foot, third digit
T8 right foot, fourth digit
T9 right foot, fifth digit (pinky toe)
01 pharmacy
03 school
04 homeless shelter
09 prison/correctional facility
11 office
12 home
13 assisted living
14 group home
15 mobile unit
16 temporary lodging
17 walk-in retail health clinic
18 place of employment
20 urgent care facility
21 inpatient hospital
22 outpatient hospital
23 emergency room
24 amulatory surgical center
25 birthing center
26 military treatment facility
31 skilled nursing facility
32 nursing facility
33 custodial care facility
34 hospice
41 ambulance - land
42 ambulance - air or water
49 independent clinic
50 federally qualified health center
51 inpatient psychiatric facility
52 psychiatric facility - partial hospitalization
53 community mental health facility
54 intermediate care facility/mentally retarded
55 residential substance abuse treatment facility
56 psychiatric residential treatment center
57 non-residential substance abuse treatment facility
60 mass immunization center
61 comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation facilty
62 comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation facility
65 end-stage renal disease treatment facility
71 public health clinic
72 rural health clinic
81 independent laboratory
99 other place of service
evaluation and management section numbers 99201-99499
anesthesiology section numbers 00100-01999, & 99100-99140
surgery section numbers 10021-69990
radiology 70010-79999
pathology & laboratory 80047-89398
medicine (NOT anesthesiology) 90281-99199, & 99500-99607
Created by: Mika42016