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The highly technical and always-changing nature of coding can challenge even the most experienced people. The AMA has a number of resources to help accurately bill procedures and services with Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®), Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) procedure codes.

CPT Code/Relative Value Search

The AMA offers a free search (sign in required) for CPT and Relative Value (RVU) codes. Users can perform up to 5 free searches per day. 

Users can also request a CPT/RVU Data File license to easily import codes and descriptions into existing claims and medical billing systems. 

CPT Professional Edition

Only the AMA, with the help of physicians and other health care experts, create and maintain the CPT code set. And only CPT® Professional Edition can provide the official guidelines to code medical services and procedures properly. Users can also request a CPT Data File license, which makes it easy to import codes and descriptions into electronic systems.

CPT Assistant Newsletter

The newsletter is a must-have for users of the CPT® Professional codebook. Every month, subscribers can keep abreast of the latest codes, trends and resources to help answer many coding-related questions. Subscribe to CPT Assistant Newsletter.

CPT Network and Knowledge Base for Coding Inquiries

Quickly research a database of commonly asked questions, use the knowledge base, view clinical examples (vignettes) and submit an electronic inquiry directly to CPT experts. Register now or log in to select a package, start using the knowledge base or submit an electronic inquiry.

Coding Resources

CPT® Changes 2017: An Insider's ViewGain a deeper understanding of updates made to the 2017 codebook with rationales for, and implications of, the changes and more.

CPT® Coding EssentialsThis new series from the AMA offers the information needed to code for 8 specialties including cardiology, general surgery, gastroenterology, gynecology, ophthalmology orthopedics, pain management, and urology and nephrology.

HCPCS Level II Professional EditionBy having access to the most current HCPCS codes and regulations, medical billing can be more precise, leading to maximum reimbursement. Users can also request an HCPCS Data File license to receive the codes electronically.

ICD-10-CM 2017: The Complete Official Codebook: The 2017 edition incorporates the 1,921 new diagnostic codes, 351 revisions, 313 deletions and numerous guideline changes expected to occur in the ICD-10-CM code set. Also, users can submit a license request to download the ICD-10 Data File.

ICD-10-PCS: The Complete Official CodebookThis illustrated reference presents the complete code set arranged by general procedure type and contains classifications for procedures, devices and technologies. Also, users can submit a license request to download the ICD-10 Data File.

Medicare RBRVS: The Physicians' GuideThis invaluable reference provides the insights, tools and tables needed to understand the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) and how to easily calculate payment schedules accurately.

Netter's Atlas of Surgical Anatomy for CPT® CodingBoost anatomical knowledge within the context of CPT codes using integrated instructions and illustrations that provide an unparalleled degree of completeness and educational value.

The following ICD-10 companion titles are guides created by the AMA to help users better understand the increased number of codes and enhanced code specificity of the new ICD-10 code set.

CPT® is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.

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