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## current

1. a mass of air, body of water, etc., that has a steady flow in a particular direction
2. the rate of flow of such a mass
3. Physics
a. a flow of electric charge through a conductor
b. the rate of flow of this charge. It is measured in amperes

## Current

(i), a scalar quantity characterizing the time rate of flow of electric charge. It is equal to the ratio of the charge Δq transported through the cross section of a conductor in the time Δt to the time: i = Δqt. The unit of current is the ampere. Current is measured by means of ammeters.

## current

[′kər·ənt]
(electricity)
The net transfer of electric charge per unit time; a specialization of the physics definition. Also known as electric current.
(physics)
The rate of flow of any conserved, indestructible quantity across a surface per unit time.

## current

The flow of electricity in a circuit; the unit of measurement is the ampere.

## current

i. A pilot qualified on a type of aircraft and presently cleared to fly without any additional checks.
ii. A civil aircraft that is on active register and in routine operation.

## current

(electronics)
The quantity of charge per unit time, measured in Amperes (Amps, A). By historical convention, the sign of current is positive for currents flowing from positive to negative potential, but experience indicates that electrons are negatively charged and flow in the opposite direction.

## current

(1) The flow of electrons through a circuit. Measured in "amperes." See amp and voltage.

(3) (Current) An earlier Windows PIM from IBM that included a calendar, address book, phone dialer, outliner, word processor and Gantt charts for project tracking. It was revised by its developer, Jensen-Jones Inc., Red Bank, NJ, into a new package called Commence.
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1] At the same time, to ensure more consistent coding by physicians under RBRVS, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted significant changes in how physician evaluation and management (E&M) services were defined under its Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) methodology.
This modifier applies to services that are usually bundled under Medicare's Correct Coding Initiative or designated as "separate procedures" in the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) manual.
Reimbursement for the new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes (99408 and 99409) is a key concern among physicians informally polled about these new additions.
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes provide a uniform language that accurately describes medical, surgical, and diagnostic services -- providing an effective means for reliable communication among physicians, patients and third parties.
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes are standardized codes developed and maintained by the American Medical Association (AMA) for the classification and reporting of medical services.
Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), published by the American Medical Association,[7] contains the most widely, accepted and current listing of medical procedures and services.
A relative value scale based on these codes, called the current procedural terminology (CPT), is published by the American Medical Association.
Friday September 2, 2011 the AMA released new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes that will be reported by hospitals, physicians and ambulatory centers providing coverage for additional treatment options for cancer patients.
Medical device company Baxano Surgical Inc (NasdaqGM:BAXS) declared on Thursday that the 2014 Medicare Final Physician Fee Schedule Rule released in late November revises upward the Practice Expense Relative Value Units (PERVUs) for Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Code 22586 for pre-sacral interbody fusion.
Current procedural terminology 2013; changes, an insider's view.
As part of these recent announcements, the RUC has also revealed that they have partnered with the Current Procedural Terminology Editorial Panel to create a new Chronic Care Coordination Workgroup.

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