Implementation Framework

The American Medical Association developed the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Implementation Framework to support the understanding and successful adoption of CPT content. The downloadable Educational Handbook that explains the Framework is a resource to assist all audiences -- including leaders, teams, and individuals. The contents of the Educational Handbook was developed to decrease the complexity and work effort required to implement the CPT code set. It identifies and supports consistent, reusable documentation, processes, and technical requirements related to all organizations.

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The CPT Implementation Framework Educational Handbook consists of 12 components 

Implementation Guide Disclaimer. Information provided by the American Medical Association (AMA) in this Implementation Guide is for educational and informational purposes only. This Implementation Guide does not supersede or replace the AMA’s Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) book or other coding authority, does not constitute clinical advice, does not address or dictate payer coverage or reimbursement policy, and does not substitute for the professional judgement of a practitioner performing a procedure, who remains responsible for correct coding.

You acknowledge that you may use the Implementation Guide and its components for your personal, non-commercial use. You are responsible for securing any necessary rights to use copyrighted works for any other use. This Implementation Guide should not be construed as granting permission for you to create derivative works of CPT content, including translations, maps, linkages, and subsets of CPT codes and descriptions. Such activities are expressly prohibited unless authorized under a license agreement.

The AMA makes no copyright claim to government data that is in the public domain. 

While every effort was made to be complete and accurate when this Implementation Guide was created, the information in this Implementation Guide is provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. The AMA disclaims responsibility for any errors or omissions in the Implementation Guide and for any consequences attributable to or related to any use, reliance, or interpretation of the content and information in this Implementation Guide.