AMA issues CPT code for orthopedic technology

Orthopedic

The American Medical Association has issued a category III current procedural terminology code for Figur8's sensor fusion system combining inertial measurement system and surface mechanomyography.

The device was designed to accurately assess muscle function and health, according to Figur8, which said this is the first time the AMA has recognized digital physical examinations as a procedure.

"The AMA issuance provides new pathways to enable wide adoption and dramatically expand the access of Figur8's technology platform among clinicians and providers," Nan-Wei Gong, the company's CEO and founder, said in an Aug. 22 news release. "The new CPT code is particularly a game changer in providing new reimbursement channels for physical therapy providers."

The CPT code will take effect on Jan. 1.

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