Correct Coding for Arthrocentesis, Aspiration or Injection

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April 3, 2017

At the American Medical Association Relative Value Scale Update Committee (AMA RUC) meeting October 5-8, 2016, correct coding of CPT® code 27370 was addressed secondary to significantly increased utilization. It was noted by the RUC and AAPM&R representatives that some physiatrists, as well as other specialties, may be incorrectly reporting this code. The Academy recognizes that clarification of this issue is necessary for physiatrists to comply with coding guidelines.

Read your April issue of The Physiatrist for the full article.

Legislation Introduced to Alleviate Impact of Conversion Factor Cut for 2021

Nov 09, 2020

Last month, two bills were introduced in the House proposing solutions to the estimated 10.6% Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor cut expected to go into effect January 1, 2021.  The bills offer some relief to the cut, but do not reflect a comprehensive or long-term solution.  AAPM&R has therefore chosen to remain neutral regarding these bills. 

Your Academy continues to advocate for a permanent solution to the conversion factor cut while maintaining the important payment increases to office and outpatient evaluation and management services.