Practice Management

RUC Survey of CPT Codes for Injection of Somatic Nerves

Source: Emily Hill, PA, AAPM Coding Consultant
Date: June 20, 2018

Next week we will be contacting a random selection of members to participate in an important AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) survey of physician work for several somatic and genicular nerve injection CPT codes. In the survey, you may be asked to provide information on several codes, two of which are new to CPT and six of which are established codes.

As you may know, the Medicare payment schedule is based on physician work, practice expense and professional liability insurance. Our society needs your help to assure relative values will be accurately and fairly presented to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Your input in this survey is vital.

AAPM is conducting this survey for the RUC in partnership with several other medical specialties including the American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Spine Intervention Society. If you are a member of one or more of these additional societies, you may see a survey request from them (rather than from AAPM). In such instance, we ask that you treat their request as similarly vital. We will compile all relevant survey data from the partnering societies for our presentation to the AMA RUC.

For more information on understanding the RUC Survey instrument, please view this youtube video…

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Hill, AAPM Coding and Reimbursement Liaison, at: [email protected]

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