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Coding and Reimbursement

The AUA provides constant support to your practice management and coding teams through:

The Practice Management Committee reviews the effectiveness and relevance of existing coding information and proposes new ways to provide members with cutting-edge support. The AUA and the Coding and Reimbursement Committee (CRC) holds primary responsibility for the creation and modification of CPT codes . The CRC serves as urology's representative in the area of coding and terminology development by requesting new and updated codes through the American Medical Association (AMA) CPT Editorial Panel and subsequent valuations of the codes through the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC).

The National Insurer Advisory Workgroup, composed of representatives appointed by the appropriate Medicare contractor/carrier through recommendations of the state urology society, focuses on Medicare and private insurance issues to ensure coverage of urologic treatments and conditions.

In addition, the AUA tracks key regulatory developments that affect urology and organized medicine to provide convincing and well-supported comments to federal agencies. Learn more about the AUA’s regulatory/policy advocacy.


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