Economics Committee

Purpose

The Economics Committee provides a forum for ASNR members to address coding, reimbursement, coverage concerns and represent the membership on issues related to reimbursement that are germane to neuroradiology, as policies change or new policies are developed, including reviewing and commenting on the annual Proposed and Final Rules issued by CMS. The Committee also maintains a list of references and points of contact regarding coding and provide necessary information and education regarding coding, valuation, reimbursement, and coverage to members, as necessary.

  • Act as liaison to the appropriate committees and commissions in organized medicine to ensure that the concerns of ASNR members are addressed by the appropriate venues:
  • AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC)
  • AMA CPT Editorial Panel,
  • ACR Commission on Economics,
  • ACR Commission on Neuroradiology, and other ACR commissions and committees
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
  • Maintain active role in responding to the RUC’s Relativity Assessment Workgroup (RAW); work with the ACR and other specialty societies to develop strategies and plans for optimal resolution to issues that are brought up by the process.
  • Work with ACR and other radiology societies to evaluate neuroradiology-related codes, including the need for any CPT revision; survey and present these codes to the RUC.
  • Encourage membership awareness, interest and participation in the work of the Committee, such as in presentations during the Socioeconomics Section of the Annual Meeting, submissions to AJNR, email alerts and ASNR website postings.

Time Commitment

The committee shall hold conference calls as needed.