Increased Values for E/M Services

February 16, 2007


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published proposed values for 35 E/M codes in June, 2006. The AAN worked closely with other medical specialty societies over the past two years as a leader in the effort to revalue E/M codes as part of the Five-Year Review process. Work RVUs increased for many E/M codes that are key to neurology. The work RVUs for a level 3 office visit, the most billed service on the Medicare fee schedule, increased by 37%. High level consult codes and office visits also saw increases in the work values.