AMA and AAHIVM Releases Coding Guidelines for Routine HIV Testing
The American Medical Association (AMA), in partnership with American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), has just released a new CPT Coding Guide to help physicians and their billing staffs become familiar with the proper coding for submitting claims forms related to routine HIV Testing. This Guide was developed to help implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings.
This Guide is the result of efforts by the AMA, the AAHIVM, and several other national partners to help physicians understand the importance of routine testing and to help address any barriers they may have to incorporating routine HIV testing in their respective health-care settings. One of the challenges identified was the submitting and understanding of the proper coding requirements for routine HIV testing. This coding guide was designed to help physicians and their staff navigate this often confusing process. The brochure is available as a downloadable PDF below.
Additionally, the AMA is exploring options to convert this Guide into a portable point-of-care pamphlet. Please visit this webpage in the future for updates.