The list of Current Procedural Terminology, or CPT, codes for 2014 can be purchased from the American Medical Association, which publishes the code sets annually. A downloadable CPT 2014 Data File contains the official descriptors and complete official CPT coding guidelines, according to the American Medical Association.
For the 2014 CPT code set, 335 code changes were made, explains the American Medical Association. About 25 percent of the changes were with gastroenterology codes to reflect significant advances in endoscopic technology, devices and techniques. Molecular pathology services CPT codes were broadened and expanded to include additional molecular tests for gene detection and somatic disorders. Additional code changes were made to reflect technological advancements in breast biopsies and imaging, among other areas.
Several organizations, such as health insurance companies and professional medical associations, provide partial lists of CPT codes applicable to their fields of interest. Many websites provide tools to look up the associated description of individual codes. For example, a person can search by code or keyword, although most search engines return results based on the 2015 code set, which is found on the website for the American Medical Association.
Another commonly used set of medical services codes is the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System, or HCPCS, the first section of which is based on the CPT numerical codes. This code set is accessible through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, notes HCPro.