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ATS Participates in Survey of Telemedicine E/M CPT Codes
The ATS is participating in the AMA/Specialty Society RUC survey for new telemedicine evaluation and management CPT codes. This survey will help the ATS, in concert with the AMA RUC, to recommend accurate relative values for physician work and direct practice expense for these important codes to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

The five telemedicine E/M codes that ATS will survey are:


9X077 New Pt, Audio-Visual E-M, Moderate MDM,
9X078 New Pt, Audio-Visual E-M, High MDM,
9X080 Established Pt, Audio-Visual E-M, Low MDM,
9X081 Established Pt, Audio-Visual E-M, Moderate MDM,
9X082 Established Pt, Audio-Visual E-M, High MDM.  

The ATS will invite randomly selected members to participate in the survey effort. The survey process will ask if you:

Perform telemedicine E/M services for New Patients Only
Perform telemedicine E/M services for Established Patients Only
Perform telemedicine E/M services for BOTH New and Established Patients
Do not perform telemedicine E/M services.

If you do perform telemedicine evaluation and management services, you will proceed to the survey. At that point, you may indicate which codes you wish to share your important input in to determine the work and costs for providing these services.

Collecting good data in this survey is very important to the ATS and the medical profession. The survey will help inform the physician work values when these new CPT codes for telemedicine E/M services go into effect in calendar year 2025. If you do receive a request to participate in this survey and you do perform telemedicine E/M service, the ATS strongly urges you to participate.

If you have questions about the survey process, please contact Mr. Gary Ewart in the ATS Washington Office, gewart@thoracic.org.

Last Reviewed: February 2023