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RUC Survey

In June and July, 2018 the Academy 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, 2 of which are new to CPT and 6 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 Services (CMS).

Your input in this survey is vital. 

AAPM&R is conducting this survey for the RUC in partnership with several other medical specialties including the American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Pain Medicine, 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&R). 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 Carolyn Winter-Rosenberg, Manager of Reimbursement and Regulatory Affairs at cwinterrosenberg@aapmr.org.