CMS recently released the Physician Fee Schedule code set update in conjunction with the Physician Fee Schedule Final rule, which was published in the Federal Register on November 19, 2008. This code set update becomes effective January 1, 2009.
This code set update includes several new surgical laparoscopy procedures (49652-49657) and stereotactic radiosurgery procedures (61796-61800) and modified skin debridement and benign lesion excision procedures with updated payment rates and RVU values (11004-11012 and 11404, 11406, 11420-11426, respectively).
To view these code changes in CCH Coding Comply, go to the Search Code Sets tab, select the Physician Fee Schedule code set, select Added and/or Modified from the Filter Actions and in the Start Date enter 01/01/2009. From the Search Results screen, you can choose to export your search results, including associated RVU values, into an Excel or Text format for easy implementation into your CDM.