|Type||Standard / Implementation Specification||Standards Process Maturity||Implementation Maturity||Adoption Level||Federally required||Cost||Test Tool Availability|
|Limitations, Dependencies, and Preconditions for Consideration||Applicable Value Set(s) and Starter Set(s)|
Submitted by mattreid on 2017-11-20
On behalf of American Medical Association (AMA) I appreciate the ability to comment on the 2018 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA).
Under “Limitations, Dependencies, and Preconditions for Consideration,” the AMA recommends that “CPT” be removed from the statement – “CPT/HCPCS are billing codes used for Outpatient Procedures.” The CPT code set is mandated and widely used for claims processing, but it also serves in various functions outside of billing, including medical care review guidelines, medical education, patient outcomes, health services, and quality research.