CPT Codes

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes are five digit numeric codes used to describe medical procedures and physician services. They are maintained and distributed by the American Medical Association (AMA).

CPT codes were only used when offices could participate in EHR. CPT codes were optionally used for CQM Encounters, Reasons not Performed, Vital Signs, and Smoking Cessation Interventions. Codes had to be purchased from the AMA store for use.

While CPT codes can be imported, they do not and cannot show in the Procedure Code List.

CPT codes must be manually added and, if desired, cross coded to procedure codes. See Cross Codes and Medical Insurance