CPT®: The shared language of health care

CPT icons wheel

CPT®: Powerful terminology for health care today and tomorrow

Guided by medical professionals for more than 50 years, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) is the shared language of health care, an essential resource for communicating, understanding and innovating health care utilization.

More than 10,000 CPT codes today serve as the standard language for communicating medical, surgical and diagnostic utilization across health care. These codes are the foundation for how health care procedures are tracked, reimbursed, and studied. The CPT code set is updated frequently throughout the year, in a process that is guided by an independent board of medical professionals.