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CPT - Current Procedural Terminology

CPT® is registered trademark of the American Medical Association.

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

Calendar for the CPT Editorial Panel process and the AMA-Specialty Society RVS Update process

June, 2015, Telehealth Services Meeting and Webinar

The utilization of Telehealth services has grown substantially and is expected to expand even further as non-face-to-face services and patient health monitoring become more important.  As the technology and utilization of telehealth services advance, the AMA and the CPT Editorial Panel are looking to leaders in telehealth technology to provide guidance in maintaining and advancing the future needs for expected coding and reporting services.

The AMA is inviting interested stakeholders to attend a one-day Fly-in meeting on June 22nd at the Hyatt Regency, Washington, DC.  Information about this meeting is available on the Telehealth Services Fly-in Meeting Invitation.

In preparation for the June 22nd CPT Telehealth Fly-in, the AMA will host a Webinar to cover some basic information related to the Current CPT process, current CPT Telehealth codes and the structure of codes for evaluation and management of patients as a level setting discussion for registered attendees.

This Webinar will be presented by Kenneth Brin, MD, Chair of the CPT Editorial Panel, and is scheduled for 1:00 pm Central Time on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

To receive information on dial-in instructions, please contact Judy Connelly.

CPT® Editorial Panel Meeting

The next CPT Editorial Panel meeting will be held October 8-10, 2015, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

Please submit your Code Change Application by July 8,2015.

The Calendar of Upcoming CPT Editorial Panel meetings shows the meeting dates through February, 2016, locations, and other dates pertinent to each meeting.

Molecular Pathology Coding Workgroup (MPCW)

Slides from the most recent meeting of the MPCW (May 2015) are available.

Quantitative Drug Testing Workgroup (QDTW)

The Quantitative Drug Testing Workgroup Notice contains the new, revised and deleted codes in the Drug Testing, Therapeutic Drug Assay, and Chemistry sections. These codes will be effective January 1, 2015.

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 CodeBridge™

Transforming Molecular Diagnostic Testing and Advancing Personalized Medicine

CPT CodeBridge™ is new system to map Z-Code™ Identifiers to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes. Detailed information is available on the CPT CodeBridge™ page.

Email Notifications

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.

CPT® Network

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.

CPT® Licensing

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.

HCPCS - Special announcements and reports

Information based on the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS).

ICD-9-CM 2009 product updates and errata

Post-publication updates for the ICD-9-CM products shows the code application names, code(s) affected, and a description of the request. During the time period between now and the Panel meeting, the agenda will, most likely, be modified to reflect changes – additions, deletions or updates.   Please check back frequently for the most up to date information.