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 for CPT and Relative Value (RVU) codes.
Once registered, users can perform up to 12 searches. To begin searching, complete the form (sign in required) and click submit to read and accept the terms and conditions. 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.
CPT® Changes 2017: An Insider's View: Gain a deeper understanding of updates made to the 2017 codebook with rationales for, and implications of, the changes and more.
CPT® Coding Essentials: This 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 Edition: By 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.