American Society of Hematology

COMING SOON: AMA RUC Survey of the Infusion and Chemotherapy Services

Published on: October 25, 2012

In the next few weeks, ASH in collaboration with multiple specialty societies, will randomly distribute an American Medical Association Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) survey of the infusion CPT codes 96365, 96366, 96367, 96368 and the chemotherapy infusion CPT codes 96413, 96415 and 96417. These services are utilized widely by our members and we need your assistance, to assure the relative value units (RVUs) are accurately and fairly presented to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This is important to you and other physicians because the RVUs determine the rate at which Medicare and other payers reimburse for services and procedures.

The CMS rely on the societies and RUC's recommendations as a basis for setting payment levels for physician services. We need your input to ensure that we have strong data. If we do not have enough completed surveys, neither the RUC nor Medicare will accept our society recommendations.

The surveys will run from November 5thru November 21, 2012. 

We urge you to participate, if the survey is sent to you.  

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