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AMA Announces New Coding Chair

The American Medical Association (AMA) recently announced the appointment of a new chair to lead an AMA-convened committee.

Kenneth P. Brin, MD, PhD, a practicing cardiologist as well as vice president of medical informatics at Advocate Medical Group, a multispecialty medical group in the Chicago area, has been selected by the AMA Board of Trustees to chair the CPT Editorial Panel. This 17 member panel manages an open, transparent process for practicing physicians, allied health professionals, and advisors from more than 100 medical specialty societies to provide direct input into the maintenance of a code set for efficiently communicating vital information across all levels of the health care system.

"Dr. Brin has extensive experience working with the health care community to advance the CPT code set as medicine's common language for accurately describing medical, surgical and diagnostic services," says AMA Board Chair Barbara L. McAneny, MD. "His leadership and dedication will advance the practical enhancements that the CPT code set needs to reflect the demands of the modern health care system."

Source: American Medical Association