Representing Drug Use

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The AMA requests that the…

The AMA requests that the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set be added to the standards listed in Section I: Representing Drug Use. CPT codes 99408 and 99409 identify patient screening and intervention for substance abuse. CPT codes 80320 – 80377 identify definitive drug testing. In addition, CPT Category II codes identify a patient screened for injection drug use (4290F) and counseled for pharmacologic treatment for opioid addiction (4306F). CPT is a comprehensive and regularly curated uniform language that accurately describes medical, surgical, and diagnostic services and provides for reliable communication among users. It has an extremely robust and mature development process with open and transparent meetings and clinical input from national medical specialties and relevant stakeholders. It is the most widely adopted outpatient procedure code set. Use of the CPT code set is federally required under HIPAA.