Representing Patient Gender Identity

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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 Gender Identity. CPT code 55970 identifies an intersex surgery of male to female. CPT code 55980 identifies an intersex surgery of female to male. Evaluation and Management codes for a new patient (99381) and established patient (99391) include completing a gender appropriate history, exam, counseling and interventions. 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.