Medical Code Set End-User Agreement

Medical Code Sets are licensed pursuant to the Agreement and this Addendum.  To the extent that this Addendum is inconsistent with the Agreement – with respect to Medical Code Sets – this Addendum supersedes the Agreement.  This Addendum does not apply to other aspects of the Service.

Words that are defined in the Agreement are used herein as therein defined.

License.  TCS hereby grants You a nontransferable, nonexclusive license to use the Medical Code Sets (“MCS”) solely in connection with Your internal use of the Service in the United States of America, its territories and possessions.  This license is granted pursuant to a right to sublicense from the American Medical Association (“AMA”). The MCS, including any of the AMA’s Current Procedural Terminology (“CPT”) and all data files therefore are copyrighted by the AMA and “CPT” is a registered trademark of the AMA. The AMA is a third-party beneficiary of the Agreement and this Addendum.

Restrictions.  You may not publish MCS, distribute MCS over the Internet or other public computer based information system, create derivative works (including translations), transfer, sell, lease, license or otherwise make the MCS available to any unauthorized party, whether in whole or in part, and whether in connection with the Service or otherwise.

Term.  This license granted only for the term of the Service and the provision of updated MCS is dependent upon a continuing contractual relationship between TCS and the AMA.

Authorized Use.  You must ensure that anyone to whom you grant access to the MCS will comply with the Agreement and this Addendum, and that each of Your Authorized Users (as defined in this Addendum) authorizes TCS to provide such Authorized User’s name to the AMA.

You will accurately count and report the number of Authorized Users to TCS.

You must ensure that anyone to whom You grant access to the MCS complies with the Agreement as modified by these terms and conditions of this Addendum.

Additional Definitions. 

“Editorial Content” means content from the print publication Current Procedural Terminology, Fourth Edition or any additional additions or updates to such publication, and the data files of Current Procedural Terminology, a coding work of nomenclature and codes for reporting healthcare services as published in a variety of formats by the American Medical Association.

The term “Authorized User” as defined in the Agreement and this Addendum shall include:

An individual who:

  • Accesses, uses, or manipulates CPT Editorial Content and/or AMA’s version of ICD-10-CM/PCS and/or AMA’s version of HCPCS, as applicable, contained in the Service; or
  • Accesses, uses, or manipulates the Service to produce or enable an output (data reports, or the like) that could not have been created without the CPT Editorial Content and/or AMA’s version of ICD-10-CM/PCS and/or AMA’s version of HCPCS, as applicable, embedded in the Service even though CPT Editorial Content and/or AMA’s version of ICD-10-CM/PCS and/or AMA’s version of HCPCS, as applicable, may not be visible or directly accessible; or
  • Makes use of an output of the Service that relies or could not have been created without the CPT Editorial Content and/or AMA’s version of ICD-10-CM/PCS and/or AMA’s version of HCPCS, as applicable, embedded in Service even though CPT Editorial Content and/or AMA’s version of ICD-10-CM/PCS and/or AMA’s version of HCPCS, as applicable, may not be visible or directly accessible.

“Authorized Users” of CPT Assistant and/or CPT Changes are defined to include the following:

an individual who accesses or has access to CPT Assistant and/or CPT Changes Editorial Content, as applicable, contained in the Service.

U.S. Government Rights.

This product includes CPT which is commercial technical data, which was developed exclusively at private expense by the American Medical Association (AMA), 330 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611.  The AMA does not agree to license CPT to the Federal Government based on the license in FAR 52.227-14 (Data Rights – General) and DFARS 252.227-7015 (Technical Data – Commercial Items) or any other license provision.  The AMA reserves all rights to approve any license with any Federal agency.

You may only make copies of the MCS for backup or archival purposes and all such copies must include all notices of proprietary rights, including trademark and copyright notices.  All notices of proprietary rights, including trademark and copyright notices, must appear on all permitted back up or archival copies made.

Additional Limitations on Warranties and Liabilities for Editorial Content.  Editorial Content contained within the Service is provided “as is”, and TCS and the AMA disclaim any liability for any consequential damages due to use, misuse or interpretation of information contained or not contained in Editorial Content.  Neither TCS nor the AMA shall be liable to any Authorized User with respect to the MCS,  including, without limitation, liability for consequential or special damages or lost profits,  for sequence, accuracy or completeness of data.