Hospitals, ambulatory clinics, physician groups and other organizations involved in care delivery use Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) coding in many different workflows, settings and systems.
The AMA licenses thousands of organizations to use CPT data in a broad array of applications. The AMA’s licensing model for CPT is based on individual users. In each of these cases, organizations that utilize CPT in their systems are required to obtain a license for each individual application—regardless of the number of codes used in the application.
The AMA revises CPT codes annually that reflect the ever-changing innovations in medical practice. To ensure CPT codes fairly and accurately reflect the medical care provided to patients, the AMA maintains a process that involves the direct input of practicing physicians, allied health professionals and advisors representing all aspects of the healthcare ecosystem.