CPT® Editorial Panel

CPT® nominations & opportunities


Leadership opportunities are posted when there are openings on the CPT® Editorial Panel and/or CPT Advisory Committee.

The CPT® Editorial Panel is the governing body charged with the ongoing maintenance of the CPT code set. Supporting the CPT Editorial Panel in its work is a larger body of CPT advisors, the CPT Advisory Committee. Nominations are sought as openings occur.

CPT Advisory Committee nominations

Deadline is Sept. 27, 2024 to submit application materials to be considered for selection to the CPT Advisory Committee.

The AMA’s CPT Advisory Committee, along with the Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee (HCPAC) serve as resources to the CPT Editorial Panel by providing advice on procedure coding and appropriate nomenclature as relevant to the committee member’s specialty. The advisory committee consists of members from national medical specialty societies seated in the AMA House of Delegates.  HCPAC members are from organizations representing limited-license practitioners and other allied health professionals.

Nominations for the CPT Advisory Committee are accepted three times per year (April, June, November) based on the Board of Trustees’ meeting schedule.  Please email CPT at [email protected] to find out specific due dates throughout the year.  All nominees are subject to approval by the AMA Board of Trustees and must meet the nomination qualifications set forth by the AMA.  Advisor and HCPAC member terms are three years long.  All CPT Advisors and CPT HCPAC members are eligible for reappointment every three years.

Required nomination documents

  • AMA council/committee nomination form (DOCX)
  • Criteria for nomination and selection form (PDF)
  • Letter of appointment (or reappointment) from the nominating specialty society or organization  
  • Current executive curriculum vitae of no more than three pages
  • Statement of compliance with the CPT Conflict of Interest Policy form, sent to candidate via DocuSign once initial materials are submitted

Nomination materials for advisors are due Sept. 27, 2024. Please submit all nomination materials to [email protected].

For questions about the nomination process, please contact Caitlin Mora at [email protected].

CPT Editorial Panel members provide unparalleled expertise and knowledge of the process that sustains CPT as a preeminent medical coding set. Panel members volunteer their time in their professional capacity to maintain CPT content and support the coding demands of a modern health care system. The rigorous editorial process run by the Panel keeps the CPT code set current with advances in medical science and technology so it can fulfill its vital role of being the trusted language of medicine.

All nominees are subject to approval by the AMA Board of Trustees and must meet the nomination qualifications and requirements set forth by the AMA.

Panel members requirements

Appointed Panel members must:

  • Participate independently
  • Be bound by confidentiality and conflict of interest policies
  • Exercise independent professional judgment
  • Not represent the interests of the organization that nominated them

What are the qualifications for Panel members?

Qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Current license to practice medicine in the U.S. (required)
  • Appropriate disclosure of conflict of interests according to CPT and applicable AMA policies (required)
  • Prior or current membership on the AMA's CPT Advisory Committee (preferred)
  • Diverse background from historical Panel representation (preferred)
  • Current involvement in direct patient care (preferred)
  • Previous specialty-specific coding experience (e.g., coding committees and technical coding education faculty, or other credentials that relate to coding) (preferred)
  • For nominees for the at-large organizational member seat, the nominating organization must:
    • Have historically, actively participated in the CPT code change application, formal review, or Panel deliberation process(es) and previously did not have the ability to nominate a Panel member
    • Currently not have representation on the AMA CPT Advisory Committee (required)
      • Nominees shall be a physician knowledgeable in the areas of medical or health care procedure nomenclature and coding and committed to maintaining the CPT code set in accordance with the highest professional standards

What are Panel members duties & responsibilities?

Panel members are expected to thoroughly review all items coming before the Panel. In addition to reviewing and commenting on these items, each Panel member receives designated reviewer assignments for numerous applications coming before the Panel throughout the year. As designated reviewers, Panel members are expected to engage with other Panel members and applicants to put forward the best application possible for consideration by the Panel.

This includes working with AMA staff to provide feedback to applicants, asking clarifying questions of applicants and develop new options for consideration as deemed appropriate. This may also include meeting, with the assistance of AMA staff liaisons, with stakeholders on difficult issues and facilitating meetings to find workable solutions. Panel members are expected to apply their own independent clinical judgement to each application throughout the entire determination process.

Required nomination documents

The terms of two members of the Panel from the medical specialties will expire immediately following the February 2025 Panel meeting. One of these seats is currently occupied by a Panel member who has served a single four-year term and is eligible for an additional four-year term. The other seat is occupied by a Panel member who has completed their second four-year term and is ineligible for an additional term.

Accordingly, we are soliciting nominations from the medical specialties for appointment to the Panel for the two eligible, open four-year seats. The AMA Board of Trustees will select individuals to fill two open Panel seats from the list of nominees.

These documents must be submitted to [email protected] by Friday, Sept. 27, 2024. 

For questions about the nomination process, please contact Caitlin Mora at [email protected].

The AMA is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in every facet of organized medicine and encourages submissions from diverse applicants such as historically underrepresented minorities, women and international medical graduates for positions on AMA councils/committees.