Effective January 1, 2010, Medicare eliminated the use of all consultation codes except those for telemedicine, and instructed physicians to bill for these services using the "most appropriate" remaining evaluation and management codes. The AMA and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) are working with 16 other specialty societies (listed below) to modify this policy. To gather data for this effort, you are asked to complete a short survey that should take only 10 or 15 minutes. Your participation in this important survey will help us to understand and quantify how this policy is affecting physicians.
The survey, which can be accessed here, will be open through close of business on Friday, April 30, 2010. Results will be collated for individual specialties and across all specialties. If you are a member of more than one of the participating organizations, please fill out only one survey. If you have questions, contact Katie Kuechenmeister at (651) 695-2783 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete the survey now. Thank you for helping us make a difference for you.
Participating Specialties are: American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American College of Cardiology, American College of Gastroenterology, American College of Rheumatology, American Gastroenterological Association, American Psychiatric Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Society of Hematology, American Urological Association, Heart Rhythm Society, Infectious Disease Society of America, Joint Council on Allergy, Asthma and Immunology,Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and The Endocrine Society.