CPT® with RVUs Data Files, INGENIX ®
CPT® is based on the America Medical Association's Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)® coding system, which is copyrighted and owned by the physician organization. CPT® is the nation's official, HIPAA, compliant code set for procedures and services provided by physicians, ambulatory surgical centers, and hospital outpatient services, as well as laboratories, imaging centers, physical therapy clinics, urgent care centers and others.
- • 216 New Codes
- • 264 Changed Codes
- • 118 Deleted Codes
Medicare pays physicians for services based on submission of a claim using one or more specific CPT® codes. Each CPT® code has a Relative Value Unit (RVU) assigned to it which, when multiplied by the conversion factor (CF) and a geographical adjustment (GPCI), creates the compensation level for a particular service. To understand this more fully, the calculations can be broken into three components - RVUs, the geographical adjustment and the conversion factor.
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