AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 1 (January)

2001 Changes to the RBRVS (January 2001)

January 2001 pages 1-2 2001 Changes to the RBRVS 2001 Conversion Factors: Medicare Payment Schedule $38.2581; Anesthesia $17.2600 Coding Changes The AMA/Specialty Society RVS Update Committee (RUC) submitted to HCFA the work relative value recommendations and direct practice expense recommendations for more than 200 new and revised CPT codes, including new relative values for the following services. Urological Procedures-Several new urology codes were adopted by CPT for 2001. The RUC's recommendations were accepted and implemented for all of these services, including: laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, laparoscopic ureterneocystotomy, endoscopic urinary procedures, partial orchiectomy, and cryosurgical ablation of the prostate...

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