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Check Out the Latest CPT® Assistant for Medicare RBRVS 2017 Details and AMA QPP Resources

The January 2017 issue of CPT® Assistant features Medicare RBRVS (Resource?Based Relative Value Scale) changes for 2017. Get a look at key points like the 2017 Medicare conversion factor as well as updated policies for primary care payments and moderate sedation coding.

You’ll also find a quick list of the AMA’s MACRA and Quality Payment Program (QPP) resources. Take advantage of’s Code Connect code and keyword search to dig in to these topics:

  • MACRA and QPP Online Resources
  • Medicare 2017 RBRVS: 99024, 99151-99157, G0500.

For answers to how to handle specific scenarios, turn to the FAQ section. Real-world solutions are available by searching for these codes and keywords on Code Connect:

  • Balloon Carpal Tunnelplasty: 29848
  • Colonoscopy: 45381, 45385, 45390
  • Esophageal Balloon Distention: 91040
  • Microcryoablation of Spermatic Cord: 55899
  • Parathyroid Autotransplantation: 60512
  • Placement of Intracoronary Stent: 92928-92929
  • Respiratory System: 31231, 31570-31571, 31599, 99070

Strabismus Repair: 68110, 67311.