Representing Patient Allergies and Intolerances; Environmental Substances

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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 Patient Allergies and Intolerances; Environmental Substances. The Allergy and Clinical Immunology CPT codes (95004 – 95199) identify patient assessment and intervention for allergy testing and allergen immunotherapy, including environmental substances. 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.