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AANEM Seeks a Current Procedural Terminology Alternate Advisor

The AANEM is searching for physicians interested in coding and reimbursement and wishing to increase awareness of electrodiagnostic (EDX) and neuromuscular (NM) medicine to represent AANEM at the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Advisory Committee. The CPT alternate advisor plays an important role in establishing new and revised EDX and NM codes and works with the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value System Update Committee to assign relative value units to new and already established EDX and NM CPT Codes. These are critical functions that allow AANEM members to bill properly for services rendered and to receive reimbursement for such services.  The CPT Alternate Advisor will work closely with the CPT Advisor to ensure the accurate description of services provided by EDX and NM physicians.

The CPT Advisory Committee provides support to the CPT Editorial Panel, which is responsible for maintaining the CPT code set. The CPT Editorial Panel is authorized by the AMA Board of Trustees to delete, revise, and develop new CPT codes, rules and guidelines.

Basic Responsibilities of the CPT Alternate Advisor:
  • The CPT Alternate Advisor is an active member of the AANEM Coding Committee which is a sub-committee of the Professional Practice Committee (PPC).
  • Work closely and provide support to AANEM’s CPT Advisor and AANEM staff in preparing Code Change Proposals. 
  • Closely collaborates with other specialty societies to review and select proposals before they are sent to CPT to determine AANEM involvement.
  • Represents the coding perspective of electrodiagnostic and neuromuscular medicine
  • Prepares for presentations to the CPT Editorial Panel with both staff and other specialty societies (conference calls and during the CPT meetings).
  • Maintains close communication and collaboration with AANEM’s RUC Advisor and Alternate Advisor
  • Show willingness and flexibility to travel—CPT Editorial Panel meets three times yearly, usually in the months of February, May, and October. Each meeting is approximately 3-4 days in length.
  • Specialty focus of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a plus to bring balance to the Neurology specialty already represented by AANEM’s CPT advisor.

To indicate your interest in this opportunity:

Please email the following no later than April 30, 2015 to policy@aanem.org:
  1. Brief statement of interest with current contact/bio information
  2. CV
Please be sure to put “CPT” in the subject line.

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