The Relative Value Guide® (RVG™) and CROSSWALK®, the premier coding resources of ASA are updated on an annual basis. The changes are made to ensure that the guides are consistent with annual updates to other coding and billing documents and address specific issues of importance to anesthesia practices. The 2019 edition of the AMA Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) includes over 300 changes involving new, revised and deleted codes. It also includes changes to instructions and guidelines found within the code set. The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM includes over 400 changes reflecting new, revised and deleted diagnosis codes along with updates to its official guidelines.

Each year, the ASA Committee on Economics (COE) thoroughly reviews and edits the contents of the RVG so that it remains current, provides updated information and continues to be valued by practices and...

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