Incision Procedures on the Appendix CPT® Code range 44900- 44900

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code range for Surgical Procedures on the Appendix 44900-44900 is a medical code set maintained by the American Medical Association.

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CPT® Code Range 44900- 44900
Section 44900-44900
Incision Procedures on the Appendix
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