Category: American Medical Association (AMA)

AMA Supports Remote Patient Monitoring, Telehealth in 2020 CPT Codes

The American Medical Association is adding several new codes to its 2020 CPT code set to support remote patient monitoring and telehealth services. By Eric Wicklund September 09, 2019 – Remote patient monitoring and telehealth play prominently in the 2020 CPT codes unveiled this month by the American Medical Association....

6 new digital health CPT codes that you should know about

Six new codes that are part of the 2020 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set will help physicians and others report a range of digital health services including electronic visits through secure patient portal messages. The new codes are spurred by digital health tools that are growing in popularity,...

AMA Releases 2020 CPT® code set

CHICAGO —The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced the release of the 2020 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set containing identifiers and descriptors assigned to each medical, surgical, and diagnostic services available to patients. Trusted since 1966 as the health system’s common language, the CPT code set enables accurate...

U.S. health officials unveil experiment to overhaul primary care

By Casey Ross @caseymross Federal health officials on Monday unveiled a new primary care experiment that seeks to pay doctors for providing stepped-up services that keep patients healthy and out of the hospital, an effort they say will transform basic medical services for tens of millions of American patients....

AMA Study Offer First National Estimate of Telemedicine Use by Physicians

WASHINGTON, Dec. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The American Medical Association (AMA) today presented the first nationally representative estimates on how many physicians use telemedicine, and what functions it serves in their practices. Based on a 2016 survey of patient care physicians from all corners of the medical profession,...
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