The Physical Activity Alliance (PAA), of which ACSM is a member organization, has published a list of current procedural terminology (CPT) codes related to physical activity.
Physicians and other qualified health professionals use CPT codes to report and bill for the services they provide their patients and clients; the American Medical Association (AMA) maintains the CPT system.
ACSM, along with the PAA, advocates for the expansion of CPT codes so that qualified exercise professionals can more easily bill for the important health interventions they provide.
Prior to Jan. 1, 2020, there were no dedicated CPT codes for health coaching services. On that date, however, the AMA released new category III codes for such services.