CPT® (Current Procedural Terminology)

Use the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set to bill outpatient & office procedures.

Featured updates

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CPT® codes & descriptors released for coronavirus testing

Review a summary of the SARS-CoV-2 related CPT codes that have been approved and published for the 2021 CPT code set.

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CPT® Panel meeting

The next CPT® Editorial Panel meeting, Oct. 1-3, 2020, will be a virtual meeting.

CPT® Overview

The AMA is attacking dysfunction in health care by removing obstacles and burdens that interfere with patient care. Our focus is on making technology an asset in the delivery of health care, not a burden.

Coding and Billing Resources

Proprietary Laboratory Analyses (PLA) Codes

CPT® licensing

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Any individual or entity using CPT content needs permission or a license (i.e., a written agreement authorizing use of CPT codes) from the AMA or an authorized distributor. 

Additional coding resources

Looking for more CPT code information? Learn more about CPT with resources from the American Medical Association.