CPT codes play a critical role in the billing process. CPT codes tell payors what procedures specifically the provider wants reimbursement for. CPT codes work together with ICD codes to provide a complete picture of a medical process for the payor.
CPT is the most widely utilized medical code set across the U.S. The CPT code set is not only used by clinicians for reporting purposes, but also by administrative personnel for claims processing and developing guidelines for medical care review.