AMA CPT & RUC Processes

This page provides an overview of NASS' involvement in the CPT & RUC processes to develop and value codes.


Health Policy Council and Coding Committee

Our Health Policy Council and Coding Committee actively participate in the AMA's CPT Editorial Panel and Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) processes to ensure development of appropriate CPT codes for spine care services and procedures and subsequently to value the codes. NASS has advisors to both the CPT Editorial Panel and RUC who frequently work with advisors from other specialty societies to develop and present new and revised CPT code proposals and recommended code values. Following is information on the CPT and RUC processes as well as NASS' recent activities in this area.