BC Advantage - 2020 Issue 1

American Medical Association Approves New Category III CPT Codes for Coaching

The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC), a nonprofit subsidiary of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), announces the American Medical Association's (AMA) approval of new Category III Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Codes for health and well-being coaching effective January 1, 2020.NBHWC and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) successfully applied for the creation of these new tracking codes, utilizing the NBHWC standards. VA will be tracking the use of the coaching codes to evaluate the effectiveness of coaching as a part of the Department's whole health system of care. This data...

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