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Standardized medical coding systems ensure the timely and
accurate electronic processing of insurance bills and claims. Currently, conventional
medicine and Medicare utilize the CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) Codes that are owned by the
American Medical Association. However, most integrative medical treatments do
not have a designated code—so reimbursement is more difficult. That is where
ABC coding comes into play.
The ABC coding system identifies services, remedies, and
supplies provided by phyisicans working in professions such as nursing,
behavioral health, alternative medicine, ethnic and minority care, midwifery,
and spiritual care. ABC codes fill a gap in mainstream coding medicine and
complement existing code systems used in the allopathic setting.
Please contact Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen
Sebelius to urge acceptance of the ABC coding system, which will increase
consumer access to complementary and alternative treatments for nonacute care.
Please personalize your message if you have the time!
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]