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AMA RUC-identified OCT Codes Being Surveyed as Potentially Misvalued

The American Medical Association/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) recently identified certain Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes reported by doctors of optometry as potentially misvalued requiring further review.  For the upcoming October RUC meeting, the AOA is surveying three codes:

CPT® 92132 Scanning computerized ophthalmic diagnostic imaging, with interpretation and report, unilateral or bilateral; anterior segment

CPT 92133      Scanning computerized ophthalmic diagnostic imaging, with interpretation and report, unilateral or bilateral; optic nerve

CPT 92134      Scanning computerized ophthalmic diagnostic imaging, with interpretation and report, unilateral or bilateral; retina  

Data gathered from the surveys will be presented to the RUC for review. The RUC will then develop value recommendations for consideration by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Ultimately, CMS makes all final decisions about what payments should be for each service under the Medicare program. Physicians selected to participate in the RUC survey will receive an e-mail from aoa.org@softekdc.com. If you receive the survey, please complete it by June 22.  If you have questions, please contact Kara Webb at kcwebb@aoa.org