August 23, 2018

ACR Sees Few Big Changes in 2019 MPFS Proposed Rule

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has found in its detailed analysis of the Calendar Year 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Proposed Rule that most medical imaging practitioners will see few changes in their rates if the rule is implemented as proposed.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) estimates an overall impact of the MPFS proposed changes to radiology and interventional radiology to be a neutral 0 percent change, while nuclear medicine would see an aggregate decrease of 1 percent and radiation oncology and radiation therapy centers a 2 percent decrease if the provisions within the proposed rule are finalized.