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ATS Surveys New Pulmonary Rehabilitation CPT Codes

The ATS will be participating with other specialty societies in a survey relevant to ATS members:

  • Pulmonary rehabilitation, with pulse oximetry monitoring
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation, without pulse oximetry monitoring

The survey will help the American Medical Association's RVS Update Committee (RUC) evaluate both codes and will help determine a recommended relative value unit (RVU) to CMS that will affect physicians’ future Medicare Reimbursement.

Emails will be sent to selected ATS members who are physicians and who treat patients in the United States. Surveys will ask members to provide information about the time, intensity and medical decision-making required in providing the surveyed physician service. The pulmonary rehabilitation survey will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

ATS members who receive emails about the survey are strongly encouraged to participate. 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, Director, ATS Government Relations at gewart@thoracic.org.

Last Reviewed: November 2020