Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) is a standardized medical code set maintained by the American Medical Association (AMA). It is used to describe medical, surgical, and diagnostic services provided by healthcare providers. Each CPT code corresponds to a specific medical procedure or service, allowing healthcare providers to accurately communicate and bill for services rendered to patients.

CPT codes are essential for billing and reimbursement processes, as they enable healthcare providers to report services in a uniform manner that insurance companies understand. These codes are regularly updated to reflect advancements in medical technology and changes in healthcare practices. Proper use of CPT codes ensures accurate documentation, facilitates communication among healthcare professionals, and supports efficient healthcare administration and billing processes.