In the next few weeks, you may be selected to participate in an AMA/Specialty Society RVS Update Committee (RUC) survey for total hip arthroplasty (27130) and total knee arthroplasty (27447). As you may know, the components of the Medicare Physician Payment Schedule are physician work, practice expense and professional liability insurance. This survey will help AAHKS, in concert with the RUC, recommend accurate relative values for physician work and direct practice expense to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
If you receive this important survey, please be sure to read all instructions and code information in detail before taking the survey. For more information on the RUC survey process, please watch this YouTube video: Understanding the RUC Survey Instrument.
This survey is very important. To ensure integrity of the data, we ask that you do not collaborate with any other physician on your responses to the physician work portion of this survey. Please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or requests for further explanation.