AAHPM Presents Recommendations for Revised E/M Values at AMA RUC Meeting
May 13, 2019
AAHPM RUC Advisor Phil Rodgers, MD FAAHPM, attended the April meeting of the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) where, with specialty society partners, he helped present data and recommendations from a multi-specialty survey regarding physician office visits (99202-99205, 99211-99215) and a new prolonged services code (99XXX). CPT guidelines and descriptors to report E/M office visit codes set to undergo extensive revision for implementation in 2021, and AAHPM was one of over 50 medical societies to survey members to inform the updates. The RUC will use the findings to recommend accurate relative values for physician work and direct practice expense to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.