Find a calendar listing the upcoming meetings of the CPT® Editorial Panel.

CPT® releases COVID-19 codes & descriptors for testing

New Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes have been created that streamline the novel coronavirus testing currently available on the United States market.

September Panel meeting

The September Panel telephone meeting regarding COVID-19 related codes will be Sept. 3, 2020. Visit the September meeting page for agenda and registration information.

October Panel meeting

The October Panel meeting will be Oct. 1-3, 2020. Visit the October meeting page for agenda and registration information as they become available.


Code application deadlines

The submission due date for code applications is 12 weeks prior to the Panel meeting. Review the code application deadlines.

Oct. 1-3, 2020

  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Submission of code application due date: June 30, 2020

Feb. 4-6, 2021

  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Submission of code application due date: Nov. 4, 2020

May 6-8, 2021

  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Submission of code application due date: Feb. 11, 2021

Pathology/Laboratory Application deadlines

*These deadlines refer to Pathology/Laboratory Applications only (Including Molecular Pathology, MAAA, GSP)

Oct. 1-3, 2020

  • Lab application listing posted to AMA website*: July 8, 2020
  • Lab interested stakeholder request for application materials due date*:  July 24, 2020
  • Lab interested stakeholder written comments due date: July 31, 2020

Feb. 4-6, 2021

  • Lab application listing posted to AMA website*: TBD
  • Lab interested stakeholder request for application materials due date*: TBD
  • Lab interested stakeholder written comments due date: TBD

May 6-8, 2021

  • Lab application listing posted to AMA website*: TBD
  • Lab interested stakeholder request for application materials due date*: TBD
  • Lab interested stakeholder written comments due date: TBD

Meeting agenda posting dates

Oct. 1-3, 2020

  • Meeting agenda posted to AMA website: July 31, 2020
  • Interested stakeholder request for application materials due date: Sept. 10, 2020

Feb. 4-6, 2021

  • Meeting agenda posted to AMA website: Dec. 8, 2020
  • Interested stakeholder request for application materials due date: Jan. 14, 2021

May 6-8, 2021

  • Meeting agenda posted to AMA website: March 12, 2021
  • Interested stakeholder request for application materials due date: April 15, 2021

Summary of Panel Actions posting dates

The Summary of Panel Actions will be posted on or before four weeks after the close of the CPT Editorial Panel meeting.

Oct. 1-3, 2020

  • Interested stakeholder written comments due date: Sept. 17, 2020
  • Summary of Panel Actions posted: Nov. 2, 2020

Feb. 4-6, 2021

  • Interested stakeholder written comments due date: Jan. 21, 2021
  • Summary of Panel Actions posted: March 8, 2021

May 6-8, 2021

  • Interested stakeholder written comments due date: April 22, 2021
  • Summary of Panel Actions posted: June 7, 2021

 

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