Time and value recommendations were made for the following code families, some of which required multi-specialty coordination:
- CT chest
- CTA of abdomen and pelvis with runoff
- abdominal X-ray
- chest X-ray
- ribs X-ray
- wrist, hand, and finger(s) X-ray
- Selective catheter placement
- nuclear medicine bone imaging
While ACR did not survey for the radiation therapy planning codes, the ACR also supported the American Society for Radiation Oncology in their value recommendations.
The work and time recommendations approved at the RUC are confidential, and will not be finalized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services until the release of the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
With the close of the April 2016 RUC meeting, Geraldine McGinty, MD, FACR, officially rotated from the Radiology seat on the RUC Panel. She has been replaced by Dr. Silva. Dr. Schoppe has transitioned into the role of the ACR RUC Advisor.
The ACR RUC Team is looking forward to our next RUC cycle, which will kick off in the coming weeks, culminating in a meeting October 5-9 in Chicago.