Who is responsible for updating hcpcs codes
Proposals for a new code go through the following steps: All CPT Category III codes are removed after 5 years from the time of publication.
If the original requestors of the code want to continue use of the code, they must submit a proposal for continuing the code as a Category III code or promoting it to Category I status.
CPT is owned and maintained by American Medical Association, which has copyright protection on CPT.
The American Medical Association (AMA) is responsible for the development and maintenance of the CPT® code set.
CPT codes are used on insurance claims to report the services and procedures performed by physicians and other healthcare providers.