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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.


Advancing CPT

In a transparent and open process, the CPT Editorial Panel updates hundreds of CPT codes each year, guided by a panel of volunteer medical professionals.

Medical coding

CPT coding is essential to the work of health care. Discover the latest code releases, AMA books, events, and resources for the professional coder community.

Enterprise resources

Learn about how CPT can streamline work within health care operations.

Developer resources

APIs make the CPT code set available in streamlined ways for healthcare software developers and researchers working on innovations.


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.


Orthopoxvirus and monkeypox coding & guidance

Unique CPT codes approved for smallpox and monkeypox immunizations.

Approved COVID-19 vaccine & booster codes

Find codes that streamline the reporting of immunizations for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, also known as COVID-19).

Find your COVID-19 Vaccine CPT® Codes

Use the tool to determine the appropriate CPT code combination for the type and dose of vaccine that you are using.


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