October 01, 2020

ACR Submits Comments for the HOPPS Proposed Rule

On Oct. 1, 2020, the American College of Radiology® (ACR®) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the CY 2021 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) proposed rule. Within the letter, the ACR addressed several issues seen within the proposed rule. The ACR addressed CMS’s proposal to fully implement the CT and MR cost data regardless of the cost allocation method. The ACR once again asked CMS reverse course on the CT and MR cost center policy. Within the letter, the ACR also addressed the placement of CPT code within the Ambulatory Payment Classification.

If you have any questions regarding the HOPPS Comment Letter, please email Christina Berry at cberry@acr.org.