Leadership Groups Call for First AI CPT Code


Four leadership organizations are advocating for two codes that could go into effect in 2022.

The first artificial intelligence current procedural terminology (CPT) code specific to radiology could be on the way.

The American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, and the Association of University Radiology are calling on the American Medical Association’s CPT Editorial Panel to approve a code that would cover AI analysis for detecting vertebral fractures.

In addition, the four groups are also lobbying for a second code for quantitative ultrasound tissue characterization (non-elastographic).

If approved, these codes would be released on July 1, 2021, and would go live on Jan. 1, 2022.

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