(Source: PT in Motion)
APTA members are being alerted to be on the lookout for an important survey that will help to shape values for PT evaluation and reevaluation current procedural terminology (CPT) codes.
In the coming weeks, a random sampling of APTA members will receive a survey that focuses on CPT codes related to physical therapist evaluations and reevaluations. 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 evaluation and reevaluation codes.
If you receive an email requesting your participation in the survey: it is critically important to take the time to complete it. The online survey will take approximately 40 minutes. Your responses will be anonymous.
To learn more about the survey process, check out related FAQs (.pdf) and videos (scroll to the bottom of the page for videos).