The American Medical Association (AMA) and SNOMED International have a collaborative agreement to coordinate on the design and development of their respective coding and terminology products. By working together, the organizations seek to address the health system’s emerging need for greater integration between proprietary codes sets in support of interoperability and health care data analytics.
AMA’s Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) is the most widely accepted medical nomenclature used to report medical procedures and services under public and private health insurance programs in the United States.
The AMA and IHTSDO recognize the complementary nature of their code sets and the critical role they play in healthcare delivery and administration. By working in tandem, the collaboration will produce valuable tools for physicians, hospitals, payers and others to organize vital health care data. Additionally, the AMA and IHTSDO will collaborate to promote broader adoption of their content products; share tools and expertise related to the development and maintenance of their respective standards; and improve current content to better support existing and emerging uses of health data.