Without a sufficient number of dual members in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the American Medical Association (AMA), the AASM will lose the ability to participate in three key AMA-convened groups that impact policy and legislation, maintenance of the CPT code set, and recommendations regarding relative value units (RVUs) for CPT codes.

House of Delegates

The AMA House of Delegates (HOD) is the legislative and policy-making body of the AMA, which is made up of delegates from over 170 medical associations and federal services. Delegates meet twice a year to establish policy on health, medical, professional and governance issues, as well as principles impacting AMA business activities.

  • AASM Delegate, Dr. Patrick Strollo (AASM Past President)
  • AASM Delegate, Dr. Kelly Carden (AASM Past President)

CPT Editorial Panel

This panel reviews applications for establishment and revisions to Current Procedural Terminology codes, ensuring that the code set reflects the latest medical care available to patients.

  • AASM CPT Advisor, Dr. Lawrence Epstein (AASM Past President)
  • AASM CPT Alternate Advisor, Dr. Vikas Jain

RVS Update Committee (RUC)

The Resource-based Relative Value Scale Update Committee reviews resource costs for physician services as described by CPT, using physician work, practice expense, and professional liability insurance. This panel provides recommendations to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding appropriate values for medical services billed using CPT codes.

  • AASM RUC Advisor, Dr. Charles Bae
  • AASM RUC Alternate Advisor, Dr. Jeremy Weingarten

We urge AASM members to join the AMA or renew an AMA membership. Questions about the AASM participation in these AMA-convened panels and committees can be sent to coding@aasm.org.