Personal Injury Protection
Since 1990, the Insurance Department has produced a relative value study (RVS) to determine the reasonable value of medical expenses for automobile personal injury protection (no-fault) coverage, as required by Subsection 31A-22-307(2) of the Utah Code. The study is updated every two years.
Through 2011, the Department published the Relative Value Study book. In 2013, the book was replaced by Rule R590-267, Personal Injury Protection Relative Value Study Rule. Enforcement of the rule began January 1, 2014.
The rule contains seven conversion factors that are updated every two years. These factors are to be multiplied against appropriate CPT or dental code unit values found in the 2015 Relative Values for Physicians (RVP), and the 2015 Relative Values for Dentists (RVD) publications. Both of these publications are adopted by this rule. Contact information for the purchase of these publications can be found within the rule.
Optum is offering a 50% discount on the RVP to customers with a Utah address. To obtain the discount:
- go online to https://www.optumcoding.com/Campaign/?sourcecode=UTAH2015 or www.optumcoding.com and use the promo code UTAH2015 at checkout; or
- call Optum at 800-464-3649, choose option 1, and reference the promo code UTAH2015.
Data files must be ordered by phone. The discount applies only to a single-user license. A data profile form is required. A multi-user license is available.