Tag: CPT Code Set

CPT® codes play a pivotal role in the transition to value-based care

In order for value-based healthcare to succeed, it is imperative that physician practices effectively articulate the medical services and procedures they provide. This underscores the vital role of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set in driving the shift towards value-based care. According to the chair of the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC), […]
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CPT Codes for Multi-virus Tests

New CPT Codes for Multi-Virus Tests Detect COVID-19 and Flu

The American Medical Association (AMA) today published an update to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set that includes new code additions and editorial revisions for reporting medical services sparked by the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The update to the CPT code set was approved by the CPT Editorial Panel, the independent body convened […]
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AMA Announces New CPT Codes as COVID-19 Advancements Expand

The American Medical Association (AMA) has released an update to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set today, introducing two new codes to report medical services related to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The revision to the CPT code set has been sanctioned by the CPT Editorial Panel, an autonomous body assembled by the […]
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COVID-19 Antigen Testing

Coronavirus: AMA Releases New CPT Code for Antigen Tests

The American Medical Association (AMA) has released an update to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), introducing a new code for reporting antigen testing of patients suspected to be infected with COVID-19. Approved on June 25 during a meeting of the CPT Editorial Panel, this update signifies a milestone in expediting the review of proposed changes […]
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AMA Unveils New CPT Code for Coronavirus Test

The CPT Editorial Panel approved a new CPT code that will support data-driven resource and allocation planning during the novel coronavirus outbreak. The American Medical Association (AMA) recently announced that the CPT Editorial Panel approved a new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code for a novel coronavirus test. “In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the […]
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New Year, New CPT Codes for Self-Measured BP

Guidance for using out-of-office BPs is not new. Medical evidence and clinical guidelines published over the last decade have showcased the importance of 24-hour ambulatory monitoring as the reference standard, and self-measured blood pressure monitoring (SMBP) as an acceptable alternative for obtaining BPs to diagnose and treat hypertension. And thanks to that abundance of research […]
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