SCAI submitted public comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the CY2022 Proposed Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) on September 13, 2021. The comments focused primarily on the Inpatient Only LIST (IPO). In the CY2021 OPPS rule, CMS was scheduled to eliminate the IPO list over the next three years and removed 298 codes from that list including most of our PCTA codes. Now CMS proposes halting this activity and has restored the 298 procedures previously eliminated. SCAI has offered to work with CMS regarding the elimination process with regarding to interventional cardiology procedures going forward. SCAI also made comments related to CMS' treatment of Appropriate Use Criteria, among other issues.
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