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Society Representation at Coding and Reimbursement Meetings

Wednesday, February 18, 2015  

Drs. Christopher Merifield and Joshua Levin represented the International Spine Intervention Society at the AMA Relative Value Committee (RUC) meeting on January 28 - February 1. The RUC is an advisory body to CMS that reviews medical procedures and provides Relative Value Unit (RVU) recommendations to CMS.

Dr. Scott Horn represented the Society at the CPT© Editorial Panel meeting on February 4-8. Several coding proposals of importance to Society members were discussed at the meeting.

The International Spine Intervention Society assures physician volunteer and staff representation at both the RUC and CPT Editorial Panel meetings and active participation in all their respective processes in order to provide input and justification for proper values and coding when issues that affect spine interventions are discussed.

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