ISIS Represented at Important National Coding and Reimbursement Forums
Friday, February 22, 2013
Drs. Scott Horn
represented ISIS at the AMA CPT Editorial Panel Meeting which took place
January 30-February 2, 2013. Dr. David
O’Brien, Chair of the ISIS Coding and Reimbursement Subcommittee was also in
attendance. The CPT Editorial Panel is in charge of the development and
revisions of CPT codes.
Merifield represented ISIS at the AMA Relative Value Update Committee (RUC)
meeting January 23-26, 2013. RUC is a multi-specialty advisory body to Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), charged with recommending relative
value units (RVUs); which, in turn, determine the reimbursement level for each
CPT code. CMS accepts a very high percentage of the RUC’s value recommendations.
physician volunteer and staff representation at each CPT and RUC meeting, in
order to provide knowledgeable input, when coding and value decisions that
affect spine interventions are discussed.