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  • APTA Members: AMA Seeks Critical Input on New CPT Code Values

    APTA members are being alerted to be on the lookout for 2 important surveys that APTA will disseminate for the American Medical Association (AMA) that will help to shape values for new current procedural terminology (CPT®) codes.

    In the coming days, a random sampling of members will receive 1 of 2 surveys that focus on new CPT codes related to either dry needling or wound care. The surveys are designed to determine the “professional work” value and time involved in the physical therapist’s provision of the services identified by each of these codes.

    "Professional work value" includes the mental effort and judgment, technical skill, and psychological stress involved in providing the service.
    APTA will submit the survey data to AMA’s Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC), a multispecialty committee whose purpose is to develop values for CPT codes based in part on survey data such as this. The RUC will make a recommendation to CMS for the professional work value of these newly developed codes.

    If you receive an email requesting your participation in the survey: It is critically important to take the time to complete it. Your responses will be anonymous.

    To learn more about the RUC survey process, check out this AMA video.


    • We need to know coding for this if it is to be instituted in our practice

      Posted by Miri Ingwer on 10/25/2018 10:27 AM

    • Please add me to the survey list for Dry Needling. Thank you!

      Posted by Carol Miller on 10/25/2018 1:51 PM

    • Please add me to the Dry Needling list

      Posted by Tami Meehan on 11/7/2018 8:42 AM

    • Please provide an update to the status of the new CPT codes and how to implement.

      Posted by Tim Risler on 11/22/2019 10:24 AM

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