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ATS Surveys Unattended Sleep Studies

March 6, 2017 at 12:13 pm

February 24, 2017 at 4:35 pm 

The ATS will be participating with other specialty societies in a survey of codes that are of interest to pulmonary and sleep physicians: Unattended Sleep Studies (CPT Codes 95800, 95801 & 95806)

These surveys will help the American Medical Association’s RVS Update Committee (RUC) evaluate both families of codes and will help determine a recommended relative value unit  to CMS that will affect your future Medicare reimbursement.

Emails will be sent to randomly selected ATS members who are physicians and who treat patients in the U.S. Surveys will ask members to provide information about the time, intensity, and medical decision making required in providing the surveyed physician service.  The unattended sleep study will take 15-30 minutes to complete.  For those unfamiliar with the AMA RUC survey process, the ATS has created a short webinar (14 minutes) that explains the process in detail.

ATS members who receive emails and provide the unattended sleep study service are strongly encouraged to participate in the survey. Participation in the survey will provide valuable data for the AMA RUC evaluation process.

If you have questions or need additional information about ATS’s participation in the AMA RUC survey process, please contact Gary Ewart, chief ATS Government Relations (gewart@thoracic.org).

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