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Common Procedural Terminology (CPT) Code

A five-digit code used by healthcare providers and medical facilities to identify medical procedures. CPT codes distinguish procedures from one another, such as a CT of abdomen with dye (CPT 74160) and a CT of abdomen without dye (CPT 74150). To get an accurate average cost, you can ask your provider for the CPT code for your procedure. See the All Cost Procedures page for a list of procedures and their associated CPT codes.