AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 1 (January)

2009 Medicare Physician Payment Changes (January 2009)

January 2009 pages 3-6 Coding Brief:2009 Medicare Physician Payment Changes 2009 Medicare Conversion Factors: Medicare Physician Payment Schedule $36.0666 Anesthesia $20.9150 Coding Changes and Work Relative Values For the 2009 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, the AMA/Specialty Society RVS Update Committee (RUC) reviewed Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes through the customary new and revised code process. The RUC also reviewed many services that a Workgroup of the RUC or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) identified as potentially misvalued services. For example, the service may have been valued as typically inpatient, whereas current data may suggest...

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