February 21, 2018

ACR to Begin April 2018 RUC Cycle

The American College of Radiology (ACR) plans to survey seven code families for the April 2018 American Medical Association (AMA)/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) meeting. We are kicking off the survey cycle with the following code families:

  • Ultrasound of the chest
  • CT of the lower extremity
  • X-ray of a surgical specimen

The ACR disseminates AMA/RUC surveys to a random sample of the membership. If you receive a survey for a procedure you perform, please complete it as soon as possible so the ACR will receive the most accurate representative survey data possible from you and other members.

The April RUC survey cycle is short, so please quickly complete and file the survey. Your clinical expertise is essential in helping to accurately value these radiology procedures. Once the ACR collects and analyzes the data, we will create time and value recommendations for presentation at the April RUC meeting in Chicago.

We will launch the remaining four surveys below in the next few weeks:

  • CT of the spine
  • X-ray of the clavicle and shoulder
  • X-ray of the bone
  • 3-D rendering

 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will review our recommendations for implementation in the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.

Questions? Please email ACR RUC staff member Christy Buranaamorn or call (703) 648-8900 x5653. Thank you for your time and effort.