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CPT® Category III Codes

The CPT Web site provides a biannual electronic release of the Category III CPT codes. This section of CPT codes contains a temporary set of codes for emerging technologies, services, and procedures.

For more information on Category I, II, and III CPT codes:

Early Release Schedule
Updated July 1, 2016

Applying for Codes

Category III Codes
Updated July 26, 2016

Category III Medium Descriptors
Updated July 1, 2016

Category III Short Descriptors
Updated July 1, 2016

2012 CPT® Category III Codes with Short Descriptors and Archive Dates

CPT Category III Codes: History and Maintenance Process


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