CMS evaluates RUC recommendations to further reduce payments as policy dictates. Successful representation at RUC is critical but not sufficient to guarantee acceptable payment policy.
The AAN surveys new or revised CPT codes and presents recommendations to the RUC. Neurologist participation in these surveys is vitally important as they have a minimum participation threshold for the data to be statistically valid.
Templates are a service to AAN members. They are based on Medicare E/M stipulations provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). They are not intended to include all possible proper methods of coding for neurologic care. Specific coding decisions are the prerogative and responsibility of the physician caring for the patient, based on all involved circumstances.