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PT Code Values Survey: Your Input Is Critical

Friday, October 7, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Debbie Sullivan
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In early October, APTA is distributing an American Medical Association survey to a random sampling of members about certain existing CPT codes related to physical therapist procedures. The survey is designed to determine the “professional work” value and time involved in the physical therapist’s provision of the services identified by each of these codes.

"Professional work value" includes the mental effort and judgment, technical skill, and psychological stress involved in providing the service.

APTA will submit the survey data to the American Medical Association’s Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) Health Care Professions Advisory Committee (HCPAC), a multispecialty committee whose purpose is to develop values for CPT codes based in part on survey data such as this. The RUC HCPAC will make a recommendation to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the professional work value of these procedure codes.

If you receive an email from APTA requesting your participation in the survey: it is critically important to take the time to complete it. The online survey will take approximately 45-60 minutes. Your responses will be anonymous.

To learn more about the survey process, check out an FAQ and this video (scroll to the bottom of the PT Code Values Survey page).

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