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ASCRS Urges Members to Complete E/M Office Visit Survey that Will Be Used in Recommendation to CMS on Values for Physician Work and Practice Expense

Following advocacy by ASCRS and the medical community, CMS delayed its controversial proposals related to E/M services in the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule to allow time for the American Medical Association (AMA) Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) workgroup and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel to revise the E/M codes. The AMA RUC is now ready to survey the revised codes, and ASCRS is encouraging all members who are randomly selected to participate in the AMA RUC survey on E/M codes. The survey obtains data on the time and intensity involved with a service and will be used by the AMA RUC to develop valuation recommendations. ASCRS is working with the ophthalmology community to help collect survey data.

We strongly encourage all members who were selected to participate in the survey. The survey will be distributed by AAO from the email address noreply@qemailserver.com. Please check your junk email and spam folders to ensure proper delivery. 

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