Alert: GAO Investigates Coding Courses

It has become common practice for many medical associations to offer physicians courses on using the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), a list of descriptive terms and codes used to report medical services and procedures performed by physicians. A newly rleased report from the General Accounting Office (GAO) suggests that CME providers should pay careful attention to the content of such courses.

Between July 2000 and June 2001, the GAO sent inv

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