On July 13, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that announces and solicits public comments on proposed policy changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), and other Medicare Part B issues, on or after January 1, 2022.
In response, SCAI has recently filed comments with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urging CMS to maintain the proposed 3.75 increase to the conversion factor through at least CY2023 in light of the Public Health Emergency (PHE).
Additionally, SCAI pushed back on a number of AMA RUC-recommended work Relative Value Units (RVU’s) that CMS rejected including codes for Endovascular Repair of Aortic Coarctation and Cardiac Catheterization for Congenital Defects.
SCAI commended CMS on the CMS’s proposal to retain all telehealth services added to during the PHE.
SCAI also made comments related to CMS’s treatment of Appropriate Use Criteria, among other things.
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