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SIS Submits Comments to CMS Regarding Proposed Decrease in PE RVUs

Tuesday, September 8, 2015  
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The Spine Intervention Society submitted comments today to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS) proposed rule for CY 2016. The letter expressed concerns with the proposed direct practice expense (PE) relative value units (RVUs) for CPT codes 64633-64636, Destruction of Paravertebral Facet Joint Nerve. SIS believes that CMS is incorrectly interpreting and applying a stakeholder-provided invoice for radiofrequency generator equipment (supply code EQ214) that resulted in a substantial decrease in PE RVUs. We recommend that CMS revert back to the 2014 direct PE RVUs for this set of codes. To see the comment letter, click HERE.


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