CPT - Current Procedural Terminology
The CPT Editorial Panel is engaged in an ongoing process improvement effort which currently includes re-examination of the CPT Category I and Category III criteria. Based on these efforts periodic changes to this website should be expected. Please be sure to contact CPT staff if you have any questions.
CPT® RUC Schedule
View the calendar for the CPT Editorial Panel process and the AMA-Specialty Society RVS Update process
Webinar - Psychotherapy/Psychiatric Services
Our newest webinar is CPT® 2013 Changes - Psychotherapy/Psychiatric Services. This one-hour program discusses the changes made in the Psychotherapy/Psychiatric Services coding section. The presenter for this webinar is:
Patrick J Cafferty, MPAS, PA-C
Past Member - CPT Editorial Panel
Workgroup Co-Chair, Psychotherapy/Psychiatric
(If you do not have Flash installed, you will be prompted to install Flash before viewing. Additional information on playback is available.)
CPT Editorial Panel Meeting
The CPT Editorial Panel Meeting and Advisory Committee/HCPAC Annual Meeting will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, on October 10-12, 2013. Information regarding hotel accommodations, meeting registration and agenda items will be posted to this website as they become available.
You may sign up to be notified when registration opens for this and future Panel meetings.
This listing contains information on 3 workgroups that have been requested by the CPT Editorial Panel as a result of discussions at the October 2012 CPT Editorial Panel meeting.
As indicated in the Ad Hoc Workgroup Organizational Structure and Processes document on the CPT home page, "Participants are expected to provide the workgroup with technical background information regarding relevant proprietary and other products and services and to provide timely and accurate input for the maintenance of the CPT code set. Participation in a CPT workgroup is limited to parties with relevant interest related to current technology and the procedural aspects of the medical procedure(s), service(s), or test(s)".
If there is a topic for which you would like to request the ability to participate, please contact on of the CPT staff listed for that topic.
CPT® Process - How a Code Becomes a Code
Did you ever wonder how CPT codes are created and how the code set is maintained? This section provides a brief overview and history of CPT, the process of code request submission and review, and the roles that the Panel and Advisory Committee groups have in the process.
CPT® Process Rules
The CPT Process Rules documents are provided for reference for those individuals participating in the CPT Editorial or Workgroup processes to provide an understanding of the standards and expectations in place to ensure the integrity and quality of the CPT Code process and the resulting CPT code set.
These are the current versions of the CPT Process Rules Documents. The CPT Editorial Panel is engaged in an ongoing process improvement effort which currently includes re-examination of the CPT Category I and Category III criteria. Based on these efforts periodic changes to this website should be expected. Please be sure to contact CPT staff if you have any questions.
- CPT Editorial Panel AdHoc Workgroup Organizational Structure and Processes
- Review of CPT Editorial Panel Actions - Requests for Reconsideration
- Application FAQ's
- Statement on Lobbying
- CPT Editorial Panel Conflict of Interest Policy
- CPT Editorial Panel Confidentiality Agreement for Attendance at Meetings
- Guidelines for Medical Specialty Societies' Coding and Nomenclature Committees
- Guidance for CPT HCPAC Advisors
Preparing, Reviewing and Commenting on Applications, Educating your Society and Coordinating with your Society's RUC Advisors
Molecular Pathology Coding
Presentation slides from the Molecular Pathology Coding Workgroup meetings are available for you to view.
- Molecular Pathology Coding Workgroup Presentation Slides May 2013
- Molecular Pathology Coding Workgroup Slides February 2013
- May 2012 Molecular Pathology Coding Workgroup Meeting
- February 2012 Molecular Pathology Coding Workgroup Meeting
CPT® and RBRVS 2014 Annual Symposium
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 13-15, 2013
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Registration information for the only three-day event where you hear and learn direct from the source of CPT® - the AMA.
CPT® Changes and ICD-10-CM Workshops and Webinars
Get the insider’s view to the process, rationale and application for numerous changes to CPT® direct from the creator of code set and also learn how to properly code for ICD-10-CM with AMA’s interactive workshops and webinars. Learn more
Sign up to receive email notification when changes are posted to the AMA website for CPT Announcements, Category II codes, Category III codes, Vaccine codes, Errata and Panel Agenda Proposals and Subsequent Actions. You may also receive notice when registration opens for the CPT Editorial Panel meeting.
The CPT® Network is an internet-based system that provides members and subscribers the tools to quickly research a database of commonly asked questions and clinical examples (vignettes). If the answer to a specific question cannot be found in the database, authorized users will have the capability to submit an electronic inquiry using a standardized form directly to the staff of CPT coding experts.
CPT® products and services
Information on AMA's CPT Products and Services. Downloadable copies of the CPT, ICD-9-CM and HCPCS files are available for purchase.
The AMA is committed to making CPT widely available at low cost. The AMA holds copyright on CPT and use or reprinting of CPT in any product or publication requires a license. License applications are available here.
CPT® Assistant coding consultation
Back issues of CPT Assistant are available to AMA members providing answers to frequently asked questions from coding professionals.