AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 6 (June)

RUC Five-Year Review High Volume Growth Codes (June 2009)

June 2009 page 9 Coding Clarification:RUC Five-Year Review High Volume Growth Codes The following coding clarifications are provided as a result of the Relative Value Update Committee's (RUC) Five-Year Review Identification Workgroup process based on the identification of these codes through a high volume growth screen by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the RUC. The increased reporting suggested that there may be issues with reporting the code appropriately. The necessary components for reporting these codes are described below. This article clarifies the intent of the codes as well as their correct usage, and describes inclusive...

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