The American Medical Association unveiled a coding application for use on Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches and also announced a contest to find "the next great medical app," according to a news release from the association.
AMA launches coding mobile app
The CPT coding app is free on iTunes and is designed to help physicians find appropriate evaluation and management billing codes—known as E/M codes—which apply to patient-physician encounters.
The AMA also launched the 2011 AMA App Challenge, which asks physicians, residents and medical students to develop innovative medical applications. Two winners—one a physician and one a resident, a fellow or a medical student—will receive $2,500 in cash and prizes and a trip to the AMA's annual meeting in November in New Orleans.
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