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CPT and RUC: Understanding Your Role in the Reimbursement Process
The RUC/RVU survey is the most direct way physicians can impact reimbursement rates. Failing to complete the survey leads to an unrepresentative sample size that can have drastic consequences on the results and how the RUC interprets survey findings. Learn about the CPT and RUC process and how RVUs affect reimbursement. Watch the panel discussion for important RUC survey tips. Don't forget to ask the faculty any pressing questions in the Q&A section! 
Faculty and Program
James C. Blankenship, MD, MHCM, MSCAI
AMA's CPT Codes, Rules, and Development 
Afnan Tariq, MD, JD, FSCAI
The RUC Process: How Surveys Influence Physician Payments 

Shawn Batlivala, MD, MSci, FSCAI
The RUC Survey

Monica Wright, MHA, CPC, CPMA, CPCO
Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe CPT code development and the RUC process. 
  • Recognize the importance of the RUC survey. 
  • Discuss how RVUs affect reimbursement.
Accredited Continuing Education Information

Accreditation Statement
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) is accredited by the 
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

​Credit Designation
SCAI designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful Completion
Watch the content and complete the evaluation to obtain credit.


Information provided here by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) reflects a consensus of informed opinion regarding proper use of CPT codes. These comments and opinions are based on limited knowledge of the medical and factual circumstances of an individual case and should be used for general purposes only. These materials may not be copied or disseminated without the express written consent of SCAI.

Neither SCAI nor its employees or representatives are qualified to make clinical judgments or to render legal advice and counsel regarding the proper code for any given procedure, nor the consequences of use of any code including use of codes for purposes of reimbursement. For legal advice, recipients of such information should consult their own counsel.

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