AMA's CPT ® Professional vs. Procedural Coding Expert:
The AMA's CPT®Professional is the official AMA book with CPT®codes, descriptions, and their guidelines for use. It is approved for use with AAPC certification exams.
AAPC's Procedural Coding Expert also includes the official AMA CPT® codes and descriptions but does not include the AMA's guidelines and is not approved for use with any AAPC certification exams. The benefit of the Procedural Coding Expert is that is contains the CMS rules and guidelines as well as several features not seen in the AMA CPT ® Professional (view comparison table). Day to day coders and billers find the the Procedural Coding Expert is an excellent addition, if not a replacement for the AMA's CPT® Professional.
The AMA's CPT ® Professional is the official AMA book which includes the CPT® code set, descriptions, and their guidelines. It is approved for use with AAPC certification exams.