Update: A random sampling of APTA members received the survey about new CPT codes related to physical therapist evaluations and reevaluations, to assess the "professional work" value (including mental effort and judgment, technical skill, and psychological stress in providing the service) and time involved in the physical therapist's provision of the services identified by each of these codes.
The survey period has now closed. Thank you to those who completed the survey.
APTA will submit the survey data to the American Medical Association's Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) Health Care Professions Advisory Committee (HCPAC), a multispecialty committee whose purpose is to develop values for CPT codes based in part on survey data such as this. The RUC HCPAC will make a recommendation to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the professional work value of these evaluation and reevaluation codes.
About the Survey
The American Medical Society (AMA) Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) makes recommendations to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding values for new and revised current procedural terminology codes (CPT). Part of this process is to obtain estimates of the amount of work and time required by a qualified health care provider, such as a physical therapist, to provide the services identified by the CPT codes. Based on these estimates, the AMA RUC recommends values for the CPT codes to CMS under the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) system. This video provides background on the RUC and an overview of the RUC process.