May 28, 2020

An Invitation to Add Your Voice to Upcoming Tweet Chat on E/M Policy

As your American College of Radiology® (ACR®) wraps up #Radvocacy Month, we invite you to join us at 7 pm ET on June 4 to discuss what the upcoming changes to Medicare Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding policies will mean to radiology, patients and you.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is building on changes it finalized in the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for a new coding structure for office/outpatient evaluation codes.

The revisions were made under the guise of “reducing administrative burden, improving payment rates and reflecting current clinical practice.” But these expected benefits come at a well-documented financial cost to radiologists, as reflected in a recent ACR study that found the E/M policy could lead to an estimated 9% reduction in total payments for imaging services billed to MPFS in the first year of implementation. Over 10 years, losses could reach $10 billion.

The ACR and your colleagues would like to hear what you have to say about this policy. More Information on this issue and how you can prepare for the tweet chat can be found on the Radiology Advocacy Network website.