November 01, 2018

MPFS Final Rule Confirms PAMA-AUC Mandate Rollout

The Calendar Year 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule dictated that referring providers must consult appropriate use criteria (AUC) prior to ordering advanced medical imaging for Medicare patients beginning Jan. 1, 2020.

Released November 1 by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the MPFS final rule further clarified the two-phase rollout of required clinical decision support (CDS) use previously mandated by the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA).

ACR volunteers and staff have created a brief preliminary summary of the radiology-specific provisions in the MPFS final rule.

The College will provide a more detailed radiology-specific summary of the MPFS final rule in the coming days and weeks.

Read the ACR preliminary radiology-specific summary of the MPFS final rule.