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ISIS Represented at the AMA RUC Meeting

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The AMA Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) met on April 28 - May 2, where ISIS members were represented at the meeting by Dr. Rodney Jones and Dr. Christopher Merifield. RUC is an advisory body to CMS, which reviews medical procedures, and provides Relative Value Unit (RVU) recommendations to CMS. Historically, CMS has accepted 96% or more of RUC Value recommendations.

Additionally, a RUC workgroup continues to develop screens that are designed to identify codes which may be potentially misvalued, based on assumptions about issues such as utilization growth and other trends, to review whether their current value is appropriate.

ISIS remains aggressively involved with both CPT and RUC functions of the AMA. Our representatives are present at every meeting to provide input and justification for proper values of interventional spine codes.

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