AMA CPT® Assistant - 2006 Issue 1 (January)

2006 Medicare Physician Payment Changes (January 2006)

January 2006 pages 1-4 2006 Medicare Physician Payment Changes The Medicare conversion factors for 2006 are $36.1770 for the Medicare Physician Payment Schedule and $16.9591 for anesthesia. Coding Changes and Work Relative Values The AMA/Specialty Society RVS Update Committee (RUC) submitted work relative value recommendations and direct practice expense inputs for 283 new and revised Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS has announced that it has accepted 97% of the work relative value recommendations and made only a few minor modifications to the direct practice expense inputs for...

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