Ama Policy

Collapsing the Codes H-70.995

Payment Edits
Our AMA (1) opposes any health insurance code collapsing policies that result in unfair payment practices; (2) encourages CMS and third parties to accept physician claims reported in applicable CPT codes and to report back to physicians and patients using the same codes or terminology, regardless of reimbursement methodology and levels; (3) favors providing assistance, when needed, to state and county medical associations to assure that local carrier code collapsing decisions have appropriate medical input.

Policy Timeline 

BOT Rep. JJ, A-88 Reaffirmed: Sunset Report, I-98 Reaffirmed: CLRPD Rep. 1, A-08 Reaffirmed: CMS Rep. 01, A-18