Correctly interpreting and reporting medical procedures and services begins with CPT® 2013 Professional Edition. Straight from the American Medical Association (AMA), this is the only CPT® codebook with the official CPT coding rules and guidelines developed by the CPT Editorial Panel. Covers hundreds of code, guideline and text changes. Improved comprehensive index revised and enhanced for 2013 to assist in locating codes related to a specific procedure, service, anatomic site, condition, synonym, eponym, or abbreviation. An expansion of the pathology and laboratory index entries include analytes and the elimination of redundancy throughout the rest of the index resulting in an index that is clearer and quicker to search.More anatomical and procedural illustrations improve coding accuracy and understanding of the anatomy and procedures being discussed. Five new illustrations provide more information for those coding from the Cardiovascular System subsection of Surgery.New listing of proprietary test names for multi-analyte assays puts you ahead of the curve by informing you of existing tests that have yet to meet all of the necessary requirements to be placed among the Category I codes.E/M reference tables summarize the requirements for reporting E/M services thereby helping to select and validate proper E/M coding. Coding tips throughout each section improve your understanding of the nuances of the code set.Section-specific table of contents provides users with a tool to navigate more effectively through each section codes. Reference tables define and differentiate key parameters in large families of codes.Updated citations to CPT® Assistant, Clinical Examples in Radiology, and CPT® Changes gives immediate information to popular AMA resources that can enhance your understanding of the CPT code set.Summary of additions, deletions and revisions provide a quick reference to 2013 changes without having to refer to previous editions. Fourteen appendixes offer quick references to additional information and resources that cover such topics as modifiers, clinical examples, add-on codes, and vascular families.